If Winning Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It: 365 Motivational Quotes for Athletes
Strengthen your team with motivational quotes for athletes about teamwork.
These free inspirational quotes focus on the role you play in unleashing the unstoppable power of T-E-A-M!
I also encourage you to take a few minutes to watch the free motivational videos that I've included.
They demonstrate in a very powerful way the power that comes when individuals work together for a common purpose.
Teamwork is an amazing thing.
As you read these motivational quotes for athletes, I guarantee you'll find some incredible wisdom from some of the greatest coaches and businessmen of all time. Each of them has led their teams on to great success.
Being a huge college hoops fan, when I think of great teams my mind immediately goes to March Madness!
You know what I love best about it? Every year there is at least one "Cinderella" team that rises out of nowhere to knock off the top-seeds!
I've seen it time and again, both as a player and a coach, too.
You look down a team's roster and study their season stats and it's obvious that they're not as big, fast, strong, or talented as their opponent.
Yet, somehow they manage to pull off the upset.
How do they do it?
Check out this free motivational video: The Power of Pulling Together
Teamwork has a unique "lifting power" that makes reaching goals easier.
The power of teamwork...
Something special happens when a group of people pulls together for a common purpose.
It's like their talent gets multiplied!
They become so much better than just the sum of their parts. It's really an amazing thing!
You are an important part of your team, and these particular motivational quotes for athletes focus on the role you play in making your team invincible!
Motivational Quotes for Athletes: TEAMWORK
"If everyone on the team was doing the same thing I am doing, would our team be getting better or worse?" - Unknown
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, complain – and most fools do." - Unknown
"A team plays like it practices. Give everything you've got in practice sessions. This makes going all out in the ball game easy. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity." - Unknown
"If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team." – Bud Wilkinson
"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team." – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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"When your great players are team players, everybody else follows their lead. The best team doesn't always win – it's usually the team that gets along best." – John C. Maxwell
"People who exercise self-discipline have an effect on everyone around them. They are tremendously influential in motivating their co-workers and colleagues." – Pat Summitt
"The test of a leader is taking the vision from me to we." – John C. Maxwell
"No one of us is more important than the rest of us." – Ray Croc
"The greatest destroyer of a championship team is a weak person who should not be on that team." – John C. Maxwell
"Surround yourself with people who are better than you." – Pat Summitt
"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you." – Wayne Dyer
Check out this free motivational video: The Power of Teamwork
Teamwork is not a part-time thing, but a 24/7 thing. Watch the Blue Angels demonstrate one of their motivational quotes for athletes: "Train the way you fight, and fight the way you train."
"It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit." – John Wooden
"The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team." - John Wooden
"The best way to improve the team is to improve yourself." - John Wooden
"Be more concerned with what you can do for others than what others can do for you. You'll be surprised at the results." - John Wooden
"One lazy team member can sap the entire team of their motivation and faith." – Pat Summitt
"Individual success is a myth. No one succeeds all by herself." – Pat Summitt
"Ability is important – dependability is critical." - Unknown
"Ask yourself, 'What can I do?' not 'What can I get?'" – Unknown
Check out this free motivational video: The Push
This is one of my favorite stories about the incredible power of encouragement in overcoming fear. Watch as a mother eagle pushes her babies out of the nest for the first time, so they can reach their God-given potential to soar.
"If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on." – Lou Holtz
"If you want to develop loyalty, the first thing you have to do is demonstrate it." – Pat Summitt
"Don't find fault, find a remedy." – Henry Ford
"There is no 'I' in team." – Unknown
"The most important word: 'We.' The least important word: 'I'." – Unknown
"People will perform so much better if they understand their specific role and what is expected of them. It's like the potluck dinner: it doesn't work of it's disorganized and unclear. If people don't what they're supposed to bring, you don't get a good dinner. Some people bring too much, others bring nothing at all." – Pat Summitt
"Laugh with each other, not at each other." - Unknown
"Be prepared, physically and mentally. There is no substitute for physical fitness and desire. A great team has both. Be prepared for rugged physical combat as well as exhausting mental strain." - Unknown