Kerri Walsh Quotes and Sayings on Beach Volleyball, Bikinis, Motherhood and her Mental Game

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh speaks  on motherhood, her tough mental game, beach volleyball and her uniform

"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 Quotes and Sayings


17 Kerri Walsh quotes and sayings...

Get insight on what a three-time Olympic gold medalist thinks about

  • beach volleyball
  • bikinis
  • motherhood and her
  • infamously strong mental game


Kerri Walsh Quotes and Sayings              on Beach Volleyball




Our sport is so beautiful. It literally has grace, power, sex appeal. Its family oriented, its aspirational, its inspirational ...there are so many beautiful adjectives about it. 

-Kerri Walsh 


"As far as my sport is concerned, my mission is to make it as big as it deserves to be. We've been growing, it's just not as noticeable. 

The NCAA picked beach volleyball up to be a championship sport, and it was the fastest test sport that's been adopted.

That's a really big deal for our sport because that just means the USA system is going to have a feeder system from the college system."

-Kerri Walsh


All year long basically these athletes are competing... but most of the work only knows us every four years. We are literally the number one or number two sport every single year so my mission as I go on the road to Tokyo 2020 is to change that!

And once we get more viewership on TV then the brands get behind us and we use their marketing weight to leverage the sport. 

-Kerri Walsh                                                                                                                           Source: Sun Sentinel


"Well there's only one way to prepare for playing beach volleyball, and that's by getting in the sand.                                                           But offseason is really important because generally I'm staying off the sand and getting my feet under me, and it's really important for my body to know what it feels like to have sound footing under me."

-Kerri Walsh

Kerri Walsh Quotes and Sayings            on Bikinis




I compete in a bikini which we get alot of flak for. But its my performance bathing suit, its my uniform. Its not my string bikini that I go jaunting down the beach with. I'm there to perform. 

-Kerri Walsh 


The original way to play the sport was in a bikini and in board shorts and I don't mind that. I take my uniform very very seriously. I work with my sponsors to create a performance enhancing uniform not a sexy uniform. 

-Kerri Walsh

Kerri Walsh Quotes and Sayings             on Motherhood




"Being a working mommy is something I've always wanted to be. My mother is my biggest role model and she showed me how to do it right."

-Kerri Walsh


"Well, being a working mommy is something I've always wanted to be. My mother is my biggest role model and she showed me how to do it right. She was very present in our lives and has a great career of her own. Same with my father. So I knew it was possible going in to stay closely connected to my children while also chasing big dreams."

-Kerri Walsh


"The advice I will give my children, if and when they have Olympic aspirations, will be to go for it."

-Kerri Walsh


"It's the best thing in the world, the most challenging thing in the world, being a parent, and one of the first lessons I learned was to ask for help."

-Kerri Walsh 


"But they've [my children] made me better. They hold me more accountable for who I am and who I aspire to be, and they make me want to be better. And that's not just as a mommy, but as a woman and as an athlete."

-Kerri Walsh 


"The balancing act of motherhood and a career, and being a wife, is something that I don't think I'll ever perfect, but I love the challenge of it."

-Kerri Walsh 


My experience, getting pregnant, having a baby and coming back...was really really very empowering.

I loved it. And I felt like going through the process..I was like I  really feel like Wonder Woman  I can do anything ... 

-Kerri Walsh




Kerri Walsh Quotes and Sayings          The Mental Game


"That wall is your mind playing tricks on you. You just need to say, 'One more step, I can do this. I have more in me.' 

You'll be so proud of yourself once you push yourself past your threshold."

-Kerri Walsh

Breathe, believe, and battle.'                                                                   My former coach, Troy Tanner, told us that before each match. Breathe - be in the moment.                                                              Believe - have faith that you can rise above it.                                  Battle - you gotta be prepared to go for as long as it takes.

-Kerri Walsh 

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


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