Volleyball is like going to church ... many attend, but few understand.
Never mishandle hope or self-confidence - those are elements of life, not just a game.
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.
Never back down, never fear anyone, for the best opponents will help you to play your best.
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.
Play your heart out each game, so you can look your teammates in the eyes and ask, without saying it, 'I played full out, did you?'
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.
Too many players are so afraid to do anything that they seldom venture to do anything.
Being left-handed has its advantages in volleyball. Few people know enough about your spike and serve to give you advice.
Focus on winning the contest with yourself.
The pessimistic coach complains about the play. The optimistic coach expects it to change. The realistic coach adjusts what he can control.
Good players win volleyball games for you, not tall players.
The sport of volleyball will never give you something that you can't handle; whether you do handle it is another question.
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.
Most volleyball players are made in the winter, spring and summer, for come fall, everyone practices equal time.
Nothing makes a player more productive than the last minute.
There are two basic situations in volleyball - either you got the ball or you don't.
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.
You must allow your players to become the athletes they can be. Don't make them into anything just to become the kind of winners fans, friends and others think they must be.
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.
Trying simply provides an excuse for not doing.
Players need you to care, especially when they do not deserve it.
It is ok to err, but it is not ok to stop playing; it is ok to lose, but it is not ok to give up.
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