quote by Karch Kiraly

Not everything you're going to do in volleyball - or in life, for that matter - is exciting or fully functional, but if you have the willpower to make each minute count, you'll benefit in some way. And it will make you a better player and a better person in the long run.

— Karch Kiraly

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It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

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.

After a while, your coaching development ceases to be about finding newer ways to organize practice. In other words, you soon stop collecting drills. Your development as a coach shifts to observing how great coaches teach, motivate, lead, and drive players to performances at higher and higher levels

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A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication just like any pro sport.

Especially for beach volleyball you don't have to be tall or as fast as other sports. You just have to have the skills.

It's the attitude of the players, not their skills, that is the biggest factor in determining whether you win or lose.

My dream was to be either a volleyball player or a veterinarian.

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Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.

I wouldn't be the best offensive player if I didn't have a great setter. She serves me up nectar.

That concerns me. You're either getting better or you're getting worse. I don't think you stay the same in sports. If we want to achieve something special in the game, then these players have to recognize that they're responsible every day for getting better.

Coaching is about finding a system that works for your players.

There are some underlying principles which are applied in any coaching situation but it's about picking the lock to get this group of players to play the best volleyball they're capable of playing for a long period of time.

When asked about which team is the toughest team in the league, responded with an answer that all volleyball players must comprehend. He said simply that it was, 'The team you are playing.'

I’m stuck babysitting turtle eggs while a volleyball player slash grease monkey slash aquarium volunteer tries to hit on me.” I’m not hitting on you,” he protested. No?” Believe me, you’d know if I was hitting on you. You wouldn’t be able to stop yourself from succumbing to my charms.

I'm not just a model who plays volleyball, or a volleyball player who supports herself modeling. I'm a female athlete personality.

Honestly my style sense, I guess, started in high school when I was a volleyball player. That was just what I wore: leggings every single day with my sports bra so I didn't have to change into it in the girls' gym locker room and that's kind of how it started.

I was a volleyball player as a kid. I played volleyball all the time.

When I was 14 or 15, I was a really good volleyball player, so I thought, 'Well, maybe I'll just get a scholarship to an Ivy League school through volleyball.' Then I quit when I decided to focus on theater.

When I tell people I'm going to the Olympics, they're like: 'What do you do, track and field? Pole vault? Are you a volleyball player?' No one ever guesses tae kwon do.

By analogy, if we were to develop a soccer team, then we would not invite basketball and volleyball players to the try outs. We would invite soccer players to apply.

I wanted to be a pro volleyball player, and I fell in love with performance and audience response. The pressure of performing and doing something that I love doing in front of people who were grateful to see it. That relationship sort of worked out to be acting and theatre.

I grew up as a horseback rider and a volleyball player so honestly when I got a gym membership in New York, I thought I was going to die.

Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball.

They could, for example, have tighter shorts. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men - such as playing with a lighter ball. That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion?

Bill Walton, UH Volleyball coach, after his player kept looking at him on the bench every time the ball hit the floor...Next time you look at me I'll put you on the bench where you can see me better. My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they are popular. You make them because they are right.

Most volleyball players are made in the winter, spring and summer, for come fall, everyone practices equal time.

Good players win volleyball games for you, not tall players.

Every player should take 5 minutes to themselves before practice and mentally lock into what needs to be done.

Karch inspired his partners, his opponents and the world of volleyball players to be better than they were, to be great... In the end, who could do more for a sport than that?

I would prefer to tell a young player what to do than how to do it.

In tactics, no information is better than too much.

...because at some point the players stop reading and stop thinking.

For the players to put their minds and vigour into the game is not enough for victory. They must also put in their souls. The team that gives up to the game all its strengths and puts into it its mind and soul cannot leave the court defeated.

Volleyball is not like a formula so we must give players some freedom.

You have to learn every day. You can't be playing every day, but you can be practicing. If you cannot be practicing with a net and others daily, you still can be learning about the game by reading, watching and imaging. You must learn every day, if you want to be a real volleyball player. —

The beach game taught me great lessons about how to elevate the play of my teammate, or teammates, and how to anticipate and expect the ball so much more than the indoor game ever could. It taught me - even forced me - to be a much better all-around player. That allowed me to help our USA Olympic Team in many more ways than I ever could have otherwise.

Competition is key to developing players.

The only practice environment in which you truly develop a player is a competitive arena.

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