71 Volleyball Quotes That Will Take Your Game to the Next Level

Are you looking for some inspiration on sports? Do you want any motivation to encourage your team before a big game? In this article, we explore some inspiring Volleyball quotes that actually push you up on another level whether you are a sportsman or not.

Volleyball is a sport that requires teamwork, dedication and a lot of hard work. It’s not a game of physical ability,but also mental strength. That’s why before starting this game, a player must be given enough motivation to stay focused by the coach.

If you love Volleyball, you know it takes true dedication. These Volleyball quotes will give you the push you need on the days when it doesn’t feel easy to compete. But even the best of the best suffer from feeling as if they are not good enough. Sometimes you just need a little motivation, and these Volleyball quotes serve as that little push to give it your all.

From leadership and teamwork to confidence and workout, these Volleyball quotes by some of the most notable athletes will give you that inspiration so that you can keep moving forward.


Volleyball Motivational Quotes 

1. “Play hard, play smart, play together.”



2. “Volleyball is not just a sport, it’s a way of life.”


3. “I bust mine so I can kick yours”


4. “ Don’t let the ball hit the ground without a body hitting the ground with it.”


5. “Bump, set, spike it—that’s the way we like it.”


6. “Pain goes away; pride lasts forever.”


7.  “A hard practice makes an easy game.”


8. “There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.”


9. “Walk into the club like, “Whatup. I got a big block.”


10. “ And somehow, somewhere, there was that little girl who picked up a volleyball and fell in love with the game.”


11. “My coach tells me to give about 75% to volleyball. If I give 100%, my serve will kill someone, and my coach doesn’t want to deal with the paperwork.”


12. “Volleyball: It’s in your heart, or it’s in your face.”


13. “It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play!”


14. “Practice does NOT make perfect. Practice makes permanent. PERFECT practice makes perfect.”


15. “In just a few short seconds, I’m going to show down, throw down, and otherwise knock you down with a barrage of amazing spikes, blocks, and digs, and show you what volleyball is all about. This is my court, you dig?”


16. “Volleyball—that sweaty, expensive, time-consuming habit. You gotta love it.”


17. “The only thing that makes a good day better is volleyball.”


18. “If volleyball was easy, it would be called football.”


Volleyball Quotes on Teamwork

19. “If you can bang, you can hang.”



20. “Teamwork makes the dream work.”


21. “You can hit on us . . . but you can’t score”


22. “Be a leader. A setter should be high energy. It’s important that you learn how to give positive, constructive criticism. It’s crucial that you make your teammates feel comfortable. You should never be the most silent player in the gym.”


23. “A good team can win a volleyball game when they are ahead, a great team can win when they are behind.”


Volley Quotes by Famous Player 

24. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” —Vincent T. Lombardi


25. “Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.”—Billie Jean King


26. “Volleyball is one of the most interactive games going. It is a game of intuition, imagination, improvisation—but most of all, of reciprocity. Of teamwork. There is no way to freelance in volleyball.” —Marv Dunphy


27. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” —John Wooden


28. “Volleyball anchored me at a time in my life when I needed it. It gave me a reason for being this big, big girl.” —Gabrielle Reece


29. “Volleyball rules are simple. If it is on the floor, pick it up and get it into the air. If it is in the air, keep it off the floor.”  —John Kessel


30. “There are six people around the court and it’s literally like a ballet. And fundamentals are at the core of everything you do.” —  Caren Kemner


31. “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back—play for her.” —Mia Hamm


32. “On beach volleyball: You touch every other ball and, if you screw up, you only have one more person to back you up. You can’t go hide in the corner.” —Kerri Walsh


33. “ I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.” —Michael Jordan


34. “A great defensive play is worth about five points in emotion.” —  Caren Kemner


35. “Coaches must be critical thinkers, not protectors of the status quo.” — Mike Herbert


36. “I’m not the most physical person, not the tallest, not the skinniest. You can’t listen to anybody. Just know your dreams. Know how hard you can work. Work hard, have fun doing it, and you can really make it places that you really never thought you would. Dedication, passion and heart gets you where you want to be.” —  Lindsey Berg


37. “My general rule, which I have followed throughout my coaching career, is that everyone doesn’t necessarily get treated the same way, because I’m not sure that’s possible. But everyone has to be treated fairly.” —  Karch Kiraly


38. “The best passing drill is pass-set-hit. The best setting drill is pass-set-hit. The best hitting drill is pass-set-hit. Anything less than a game situation, unless very well planned, has the possibility of introducing artificial situations, and complete transfer to the game might not occur when drills are constructed in this manner.” —  Marv Dunphy


39. “A coach should take the athletes to their limits, should go beyond the comfort zone… If you are concerned about being friends with the players, you are not going anywhere.” —  Doug Beal


40. “Everybody likes the guy who works hard. Nobody likes the guy who tells you how hard he works.” —  Lloy Ball


41. “Volleyball has allowed me to travel throughout the world, to see so many interesting places, to meet so many interesting people including my husband and three presidents, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.” — Debbie Green


42. “A lot of people told me I would never be a good volleyball player or high jumper because I never specialized. But I always knew that I could, believed I could, so I didn’t listen to what they said. I just followed my heart and did it.” —  Tayyiba Haneef


43. “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while—you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” —Vince Lombardi


44. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”  —Darrel Royal


45. “The will to win is more important than the skill to win. It is possible to achieve only what you actively pursue. Cogito, ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. Keep your head high and work hard every day, because you’ll never get that day back.” —Lloy Ball, Volleyball Hall of Fame


46. “The winners in life think in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have done, would have done, and what they can’t do.” —Dennis Waitley


47. “Don’t just beat them, make a lasting impression that makes them never want to see your face again.” —Mia Hamm


48. “The key is not the “will to win”—everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” —Bobby Knight


Volleyball Funny Quotes

49. “Sorry, Princess, not even Cinderella could get to this ball.”


50. “I was too pretty to be a cheerleader, so I became a volleyball player.”


51. “My boyfriend told me I had to choose between him and volleyball. Big mistake. I’m really gonna miss him!.”


52. “ Your mommy called. She said you left your game at home.”


53. “I told my team I’d spike the ball, but it turns out I just gave it a gentle pat on the back.”


54. “Volleyball: the only sport where it’s acceptable to slap someone’s behind and say, ‘Nice save!”


55. “Volleyball is 90% mental and 10% skill. Just kidding, it’s mostly just trying to avoid getting hit in the face.”


56. “We’re not a volleyball team; we’re a highly coordinated group of ball slappers.”


57. “Why did the volleyball player go to jail? For being caught in the net too many times!”


58. “You know you’re a volleyball player when your pre-game warm-up involves bumping, setting, and spiking your pillow.”


59. “They say volleyball is a non-contact sport, but have you ever seen a libero dive?”


60. “I always thought spiking the punch was a volleyball thing, but apparently, it’s frowned upon at parties.”


61. “In volleyball, it’s not how tall you are, it’s how high you jump. Well, okay, maybe it’s a little bit about how tall you are.”


Volley quotes by famous volleyball Players

62. “The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.” – Karch Kiraly


63. “Volleyball is one of the most interactive games going. It’s a game of intuition, imagination, improvisation – but most of all, of reciprocity.” – Misty May-Treanor


64.  “I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.” — Kerri Walsh Jennings


65. “Volleyball is not just a sport; it’s a way to express your anger without hurting someone.” – Giba (Gilberto Amaury de Godoy Filho)


66. “Volleyball is not just a game, it’s a battle between two teams that requires hard work, dedication, and the will to win.” – Sergey Tetyukhin


67. “If you want to win, you have to sacrifice. You have to work harder than anyone else, and you have to stay focused.” – Logan Tom


68. “In volleyball, there is no shortcut to success. You have to work hard, stay disciplined, and be patient.” – Zhu Ting

69. “Volleyball is a sport where it’s not enough to have talent; you also need to have a strong character and a great spirit of sacrifice.” – Andrea Zorzi


70. “In volleyball, every point is an opportunity to prove yourself, and every game is a chance to show the world what you’re made of.” – Mireya Luis


71. “The key to being a great volleyball player is not just about being tall or having a strong spike, but understanding the game, working together as a team, and always striving to improve.” – Dmitriy Muserskiy:

















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