The volleyball quote.
One of the coolest gifts I received from my players at the end of the 2017 Volleycats Elite VBC season was a huge jar filled with slips of paper.
Each player wrote thoughts about their coach, or a testimonial, or a copy of the volleyball quote they were most inspired by this year.
I love finding out what inspires a young female high school volleyball player, that's between the age of 13 - 17.
That's when a lot of growth and self discovery takes place.
Having coached this age group in Vegas for so long now its awesome to understand what appeals to them, what motivates them, and see what sticks as the source of strength and inspiration.
If these are examples of the quotes that inspired and motivated them in 2017, I'm sure one, a few or many will inspire you too.
"Confidence comes not always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong." (Peter McIntyre)
If plan A didn't work the alphabet has 25 more letters!"
"Stars can't shine without darkness"
"Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you."
"Be the best you can be."
"You got this, seize the day."
"Put God first and you'll never be last."
"The same boiling water that softens a potato, hardens an egg. Its about what you're made of , not the circumstances.
"Success is falling NINE times and getting up TEN."
"Believe in what you want so much that it has no chance but to materialize."
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
"Progression over perfection."
"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."
"Challenges are opportunities to improve."
"Change is hard in the beginning, messy in the middle and worth it in the end."
"Trust your team. Trust your coach. Trust your self."
"10% skill 90% heart"
"Nothing worth having, comes easy."
"A coach will impact more young people in a year than the average person does in a lifetime." (Billy Graham)
"Coaching is the universal language of change and learning.".
"Let your faith be bigger than your fears."
"Give God your weakness and he'll give you his strength."
"God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of HOPR."
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Find more volleyball sayings on the pages below.