Volleyball Quotes

Volleyball Quotes

On this list of Volleyball Quotes, you’ll find real quotes, from the leaders in volleyball and sports. These quotes weren’t easy to come by, but the research to get here was well worth it! (Lots and lots of volleyball articles read.) This database is still expanding and will never quite be complete. If you have a valuable quote to offer, leave it in the comments section and we’ll get it added.

Inspirational Volleyball Quotes

“The indoor game is much more of a team game, having to work effectively with a group of 15 to 20 people, striving to improve every day, every drill, even every contact. The beach game is much more of an individual game within a team sport, much less about organized practices with coaches and much more about just playing the game.” – Karch Kiraly

Volleyball Quotes

“You touch every other ball and, if you screw up, you only have one more person to back you up. You cant go hide in the corner.” – 
Kerri Walsh

“No volleyball play can begin without a serve, and the serve is the only technique that is totally under your control. In other endeavors, you cannot succeed without believing in yourself, and that belief is completely under your control.” Karch Kiraly

When asked how he prepared to win Olympic gold:
“I never did. I only prepared to win the next day.” -Karch Kiraly

“We are all going to fall short. We are going to have some bitter losses, very painful defeats and failures. We have to use those to come back even stronger. That’s what makes it sweeter, when we can overcome those and figure out a way to win. The great teams can do that, and those are the gold medal winning teams.” ~ Karch Kiraly

“It’s a serve and pass game.” -Karch Kiraly

“I’ve heard people say that maybe we’d be better served had we lost. I was kind of wondering what profession they were in. I wouldn’t want a lawyer representing me to think like that. I wouldn’t want a doctor operating on me to think like that.” – Russ Rose

volleyball quotes

“I have had to change the game to one that is a match of wits rather than brawn to give myself a fighting chance.” – Todd Rogers

kerri walsh quotes

We had two goals…One was to cherish every moment together, cherish the journey because the journey allows you to learn and grow. The other was to win a gold medal.” – Kerri Walsh

“All my life, I’ve dreamed in gold.” – Misty May

“In my heart, I’m so far from done.” – Keri Walsh

“Most people put a hat and glasses on to go incognito. I take them off.
” -Karch Kiraly

“That concerns me. You’re either getting better or you’re getting worse. I don’t think you stay the same in sports. If we want to achieve something special in the game, then these players have to recognize that they’re responsible every day for getting better.” -Russ Rose

“I’m not trying to set the bar high. We’re just trying to compete. We want to grind. This is what we do.” – Russ Rose


“We weren’t more physical than Russia, we didn’t play faster than Brazil, but we ‘out-teamed’ our opponents.” Hugh McCutcheon

“Great coaching begins with hope. Great coaching is communicating through posture, language, chalk talks, and intimate conversations the ultimate belief that good things are going to happen.
Great coaching is being able to communicate to an athlete that she already has the “right stuff” to get the job done. Great coaching understands the necessity for risk and the value of failure.
Great coaching is more concerned with the process and less concerned with the outcome.” – Terry Pettit

Non Volleyball Player Quotes

Although we love our volleyball quotes, here are some other sports quotes you might like.

“Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” -Mia Hamm

Vince Lombardi Quotes

“The spirit, the will to win, & the will to excel are the things that endure.” -Vince Lombardi

“You can’t just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again.” Mia Hamm

pat riley quotes

“There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” -Pat Riley

volleyball team quotes

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi

inspirational volleyball quotes

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” Bo Jackson

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