Volleyball is like going to church ... many attend, but few understand.
There are three choices in life and sport - either you do it, you don't do it or you think about it. Most humans think about it. We will do it.
Coaching is something that takes place only when learning does. No matter what you are doing in your practices, if your players are not learning something significant, you're really not coaching. If a player fails in a game, the coach may have failed in practice.
Never mishandle hope or self-confidence - those are elements of life, not just a game.
You cannot turn your winning attitude on when you think you 'need it.' You must work on it every day, every practice, every match - win or lose. Focus on playing to win, not playing to lose, for there is a season of difference between the two.
The pessimistic coach complains about the play. The optimistic coach expects it to change. The realistic coach adjusts what he can control.
The sport of volleyball will never give you something that you can't handle; whether you do handle it is another question.
Good players win volleyball games for you, not tall players.
In volleyball there are many reasons for errors but not a single excuse.
Less effort in this game makes more results.
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.
I am here to give my players the little push they need, just like they needed long ago, when first learning the art of the swing. All you needed then was a little push, and quickly you were pumping away, flying higher and higher, without any more help from the 'coach.'
If there is something a coach might wish to see changed in a player or team, the first place to check and see if it could not be done better is in yourself.
Most of us are referees at heart; we like to call throws and errors on someone else.
Shared victory is a double victory, shared defeat is half-defeat.
There is nothing less important in life than the score after one game of a two out of three game match.
Use volleyball quotes to motivate your teammates to play hard.
Make your mistakes with confidence. It is the only way you are going to learn anything. Never be afraid to do a skill, no matter how simple or hard it may seem someone has done it, and so can you, With enough committed practice and confidence.
Being left-handed has its advantages in volleyball. Few people know enough about your spike and serve to give you advice.
If you are serious about volleyball, the only months to stop playing are those without a vowel.
False teammates are like our shadows. They keep close to us when we are all walking in the sunshine, but they are gone the instant we just go into the shade, let alone the darkness.
Focus on winning the contest with yourself.
Alter strategies and tactics, but never your principles.
Trying simply provides an excuse for not doing.
Ethics is for people with full bellies.
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