Volleyball is like going to church ... many attend, but few understand.
Never back down, never fear anyone, for the best opponents will help you to play your best.
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.
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.
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?'
Never mishandle hope or self-confidence - those are elements of life, not just a game.
Too many players are so afraid to do anything that they seldom venture to do anything.
The sport of volleyball will never give you something that you can't handle; whether you do handle it is another question.
There is nothing less important in life than the score after one game of a two out of three game match.
Think positive, real volleyball happens too fast to think any other way.
Kids on a team are like flowers in a bouquet, there is always one that wants to face a different way than the arranger desires.
The wise coach takes all the heat when his players lose, and gives them all the credit when they win.
Study hard, practice hard, play ferociously.
Good players win volleyball games for you, not tall players.
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.
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.
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.
In volleyball there are many reasons for errors but not a single excuse.
Less effort in this game makes more results.
The pessimistic coach complains about the play. The optimistic coach expects it to change. The realistic coach adjusts what he can control.
An advantage to volleyball is that you have a scoreboard to tell how you have done as a team. The thing is, in life there is no scoreboard, at least not one that you can see.
Don't ask yourself what you did wrong; ask yourself what you did right.
The substitute that thinks his place below him, will certainly be below his place.
You can be harsh on your players and still coach, but it is easier when you are kind to them.
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