20 Things Volleyball Athletes Know All Too Well
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20 Things Volleyball Athletes Know All Too Well

If you wanted a soft serve, you should have went to Dairy Queen.

20 Things Volleyball Athletes Know All Too Well
Lauren Slygh

It's all about intensity, passion, power, focus and drive.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. It's not about how good you are, it's about how bad you want it. All volleyball players whether club or school go through the similar emotions when dealing with the game.

If you don't relate to at least a couple of these, do you even play volleyball?

1. Practices just suck sometimes, but you're thankful for the progress you'll make in the future.

2. Nothing beats this.

3. Girl...wyd?

4. That feeling you get after an amazing block..."NO, NO, NO, NOT TODAY"

5. Good game, good game, good game, I don't like you, good game, good game.

6. Directed at all of the volleyball moms and dads who think they know the game better than the coaches and refs.

7."LEE-BRO", "LEE-BEAR-OH", "defensive specialist", "the person that wears the different colored jersey", "that one over there", "the short one".

8. When you have to decide if the angel on one shoulder says tell the ref or the demon on the other shoulder says no.


But really, you do what ya gotta do to get the ball over the net in the sand.

10. Setters...you are amazing and I am sorry we murder you on the court. On the bright side, you build up great endurance?

11. No your cheer doesn't have to be 30 seconds long, include 10 stomps in the midst of 10 claps, a twist into dropping to the ground.

12. When you're calling lines, and feel accomplished because the ref gives you a nod of approval when you make a good call.

13. Ahhhhh, the sweet smell of sweat, tears, and even more wet...sweat.

14. Winning a tournament you were projected to seed last in.

15. Back to the parents, this is how they look when the scoring table does something wrong.

16. Getting hit in the head by a missed serve.

17. When a ball lands between you and a teammate.

18. The ultimate...never ending....wedgie of doom.

19. Getting ready for your first game.

20. And your last...

Everything that you do on this court, the sweat and tears you give for the sport and your team, it defines you. This is so much more than a sport. Its a lifestyle. Enjoy it while you can, because it will be gone before you know it.

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