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Motivational Volleyball Quotes

Use the following motivational volleyball quotes to take your game to a higher level. 

Quotes by Famous VB Players

In terms of training, is there anything you wish you'd done more of when you were younger? 
I always regret not playing football in high school, not because of the football part of it, but because that's most people's introduction to weight lifting. 
In college, I use to scoff at anyone who lifted weights. I'd say, 'You keep lifting weights, and I'm still a lot better than you.' But I wish I'd gotten into weights and strength exercises earlier. 
I didn't start doing a weight program until I was 30, and that's important for athletes because it strengthens areas where you could get injured. I had good technique when I was younger, so it limited the chance of me getting injured, but people who don't have quite as good technique may have a greater chance of injury. 
- Todd Rodgers, Olympic Gold Medalist Beach Volleyball 

Motivational Volleyball Quotes

Michael Jordan Motivational Volleyball Quotes

Perform the best you can for when you find that you perform your best, there is still so much more in volleyball to do better, harder, faster, and smarter. It is just like when you go for a long journey. You go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you can see farther. —John Kessel 

Mark Tanner on serving in doubles... 
Every time you step back to serve, you have an opportunity to score with one swing of your arm. So take your time and think about what you want to do. 
Consider which of the two opposing players is the weaker passer, weaker setter, weaker hitter, and weaker mentally. Serve Accordingly. 
Remember, a great setter can consistently make up for a weak pass and a great-sideout player can consistently make up for a less-than-satisfactory set. 


More Motivational Volleyball Quotes

"Messier believes that a team can succeed only when the players feel a commitment to one another that takes in more than their professional obligations, a commitment that is essentially social. 
"Because you take somebody to dinner, " he says, "or let a player stay in your apartment or you lend him your car-it's a nice gesture and it makes someone feel good-but it's not the defining thing that makes or breaks your team. 
Those things are blown out of proportion. You have to know your people: where they came from, their relationships with their fathers and mothers, what's troubling them, what triggers an action. You want to know what lives underneath, and until you develop that relationship, you can't build a team bond. There's always sticking up for each other, but guys will do that because it's their job. If you don't know your people, it doesn't matter if you lend them your car." 
- Alec Wilkinson December 9, 2002 Sports Illustrated - "Mark Messier's Late Shift" 

Jackie Robinson Motivational Volleyball Quotes

Needing to motivate the horse to maximum ability, he called out to the horse "....on Sandy", and snaped his horse whip in the air; horse doesn't move. Next he calls out "...on Daisy", snaps his whip in the air, again, horse doesn't move. Tries "...on Beauty", snaps the whip...nothing. Next the man calls out "...on Dusty", snaps the whip, horse starts pulling the cart.
- Unknown 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. 
- Mark Twain 

He worked by day 
And toiled by night. 
He gave up play 
And some delight. 
Dry books he read, 
New things to learn 
And forged ahead 
Success to earn. 
He plodded on 
With faith and pluck; 
And when he won 
Men called it luck. - Anon 
Of all our troubles 
Great and small 
The greatest are those 
That don't happen at all
- Thomas Carlyle 


While I was coaching, I believe the motivation talk I gave my players that achieved the best results was in reference to their present game-day effort. I stressed the fact that today's performance could be the most important of their life. Yesterday's performance was already history. Tomorrow really never comes, so today's performance is what really counts.
- Bill Sharman - NBA basketball 


Take pride in whatever it is you do-whether it be playing football, or playing the piano. Always give your best effort, for if you fail to do so, you cheat not only those around you, you cheat yourself. Strive to be the best. Although it's a goal that's not always obtainable, it's a great feeling of accomplishment for one to achieve goals that were once only imagined. 
Take pride in yourself. Be your own person. Don't do things because everyone else does them. Don't be part of the crowd…dare to be different. Never be afraid to stand up for what you believe to be right…even if it means standing alone.
- Jack Lambert, NFL player 

Ronnie Lott Motivational Volleyball Quotes


Always give a total effort. Pride in oneself and one's ability comes through knowledge and hard work. Self-discipline is the key to harnessing the energy and dedication necessary to succeed. When you think that you have mastered it all, humble yourself, with the thought that learning is a lifetime process. The margin between a winner and a champion only takes a little extra work.
- Stan Mikita NHL player 

Derek Jeter Motivational Volleyball Quotes

The successful man lengthens his stride when he discovers that the signpost has deceived him; the failure looks for a place to sit down. - J. R. Rogers You've got to realize that in any competition there is always a winner and loser. When it turns out that you're the loser on a given day, you can be a graceful loser, but it doesn't mean that you're a loser in the sense that you're willing to accept losses readily. 
Concede that on that day you weren't the best and that you were beaten in competition. But that should make you more dedicated and hard working. It's wrong to accept defeat as a loser. Be graceful about losing, but don't accept it.
- Nolan Ryan, MLB pitcher 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain 

Mark Twain Motivational Volleyball Quotes


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