Mandy is a mom of four and a longtime volleyball enthusiast and coach. Mandy's other interests include parenting, teaching, and literature.
Motivate Your Players
If you're interested in finding quotes about volleyball, we have a treat for you! All of the very best volleyball quotes are now here, all in one place.
This list includes team quotes and volleyball sayings to put on your pictures or T-shirts; no matter what kind of volleyball quote you're looking for, you can find it here.
58 Best Volleyball Quotes of All Time
1. Volleyball: Invented by men, perfected by women.
2. 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
3. You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. —Joe Namath
4. If you can bang, you can hang.
5. All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street folks will say, "There goes the greatest hitter that ever lived." —Ted Williams
6. 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
7. I bust mine so I can kick yours.
8. Rejection: blocking someone so hard that it knocks Grandma off the bleachers.
Give it your all on the sprawl;
Drop a pancake and keep it clean;
Find the target, put ‘em on the hook, then dish it up;
Flare and catch some air;
Check the set, bring some heat, and watch them bail!
10. Sorry, Princess, not even Cinderella could get to this ball.
11. My boyfriend told me I had to choose between him and volleyball. Big mistake. I'm really gonna miss him!
12. If volleyball was easy, it would be called football.
13. I was too pretty to be a cheerleader, so I became a volleyball player.
14. Big hits, little shorts.
15. Teamwork makes the dream work.
16. 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?
17. Our game is tighter than our spandex.
18. Jump set, back set, one set, two set, if setting were easy, they might let you set!
19. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. —Darrel Royal
20. 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
21. Don't just beat them, make a lasting impression that makes them never want to see your face again. —Mia Hamm
22. You can hit on us . . . but you can’t score.
23. Volleyball—that sweaty, expensive, time-consuming habit. You gotta love it.
25. Your mommy called. She said you left your game at home.
26. The key is not the “will to win”—everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important. —Bobby Knight
27. A good team can win a volleyball game when they are ahead, a great team can win when they are behind.
28. Don’t let the ball hit the ground without a body hitting the ground with it.
29. Bump, set, spike it—that's the way we like it.
30. Pain goes away; pride lasts forever.
31. And somehow, somewhere, there was that little girl who picked up a volleyball and fell in love with the game.
32. We’re the reason your coach makes you practice.
33. Some people say that soccer moms are crazy, but those people have never seen a volleyball mom.
34. You thought it was hard receiving my serve—wait until you see me spike it right through your hands!
35. The only thing that makes a good day better is volleyball.
36. 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.
37. Practice does NOT make perfect. Practice makes permanent. PERFECT practice makes perfect.
38. Volleyball: It’s in your heart, or it’s in your face.
39. It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play!
40. I am so good your mom cheers for me.
41. 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
42. I don’t need the glory. I don't need the fame. I don't need the spotlight. I just need the ball.
43. A hard practice makes an easy game.
44. Volleyball is life; everything else is details.
45. 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
46. 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
47. It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. —Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own
48. 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
49. 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
50. 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
51. Welcome to the block party. Prepare to be stuffed!
52. Walk into the club like, "Whatup. I got a big block."
53. There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.
54. Be so good they can't ignore you. —Steve Martin
55. It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. —John Wooden
56. 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
57. 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
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© 2012 Mandy M S
karleymarassa on December 18, 2019:
thank you i needed this for my esay.
You dont know me on December 03, 2019:
volleyball is fun
Quote Master on August 07, 2019:
Did you say VOLLEYBALL?!?!
Queens' gaurd on May 03, 2019:
Your head my be above mine, but my eyes are higher than yours.
Me on April 23, 2018:
I dig. Do you?
mc on February 21, 2018:
It seems impossible until it is done
Keerstine Batucan on March 05, 2017:
You can be a volleyball player if you want to.
Grace on February 02, 2017:
Hustle,Hit, Never Quit
kenneth E. on November 16, 2016:
you can be a better player just trust yourself in every game,,
Lindsay on July 10, 2016:
Quick feet Quiet hands
josie mae catanyag on October 21, 2014:
Wow.. as a player.. it is not matter how big you are but how skillful you play the game..
Jada on September 18, 2013:
volleyball may be based on height, but some teams just may surprise you.
dayanna torres on April 18, 2013:
volleyball is my life
Mandy M S (author) on January 29, 2013:
Haha, I know! I added another one after I wrote the original article. Consider it a bonus quote. :)
Dsjfsefiweifjwefj on January 29, 2013:
There is 51 not 50 quotes.