180 Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes (About Life)

Elevate your young athlete’s spirit with these inspiring motivational quotes designed to ignite passion and perseverance on the sports field.

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Best Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

Sports teaches you character. It teaches you to play by the rules. It teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose. It teaches you about life. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Sports teaches you character. It teaches you to play by the rules. It teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose. It teaches you about life. Billie Jean King

Somewhere behind the athlete youve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back play for her.Pin

Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her. Mia Hamm

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killerPin

The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special. Eddie Reese

Always make a total effort even when the odds are against you. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. Arnold Palmer

Never say never because limits like fears are often just an illusion.Pin

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. Michael Jordan

Ive never left the field saying I couldve done more to get ready and that gives me peace of mind. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I’ve never left the field saying, ‘I could’ve done more to get ready,’ and that gives me peace of mind. Peyton Manning

Its what you learn after you think you know it all that really counts.Pin

It’s what you learn after you think you know it all that really counts. John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

The principle is competing against yourself. Its about self improvement about being better than you were the day before.Pin

The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before. Steve Young

You dont play against opponents you play against the game of basketball. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball. Bob Knight

Make sure your worst enemy doesnt live between your own two ears.Pin

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears. Laird Hamilton

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

 Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. Michael Jordan

Courage doesnt mean you dont get afraid. Courage means you dont let fear stop you.Pin

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. Bethany Hamilton

There is no I in team. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

 There is no ‘I’ in team.

If you accept the expectations of others especially negative ones then youll never change the outcome.Pin

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you’ll never change the outcome. Michael Jordan

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team but one man cannot make a team. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.Pin

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. Pat Riley Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson

Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for.Pin

Football is just a game. What matters is what you play for. Ernie Davis

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is The opportunity to play. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. Mike Singletary

Life is gonna throw you curve balls and its how you deal with them and your attitude and your work ethic.Pin

Life is gonna throw you curve balls and it’s how you deal with them and your attitude and your work ethic. Kerri Strug

Good is something you do not something you talk about. Some medals are pinned to your soul not to your jacket. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Good is something you do, not something you talk about. Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket. Gino Bartali

Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.Pin

Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential. Liane Cardes

Dont measure yourself by what you have accomplished but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. John Wooden

If you fail to prepare youre prepared to fail.Pin

 If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail. Mark Spitz

Its hard to beat a person who never gives up. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

 It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth

Obstacles dont have to stop you. If you run into a wall dont turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it go through it or work around it.Pin

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan

Its not wanting to win that makes you a winner its refusing to fail. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail. Peyton Manning

If you have everything under control youre not moving fast enough.Pin

If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough. Mario Andretti

I hated every minute of training but I said Dont quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ Muhammad Ali

Winning isnt everything but wanting to win is.Pin

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. Vince Lombardi

It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference. Bear Bryant

If it doesnt challenge you it wont change you.Pin

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. Fred Devito

A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

A champion is simply someone who did not give up when they wanted to. Tom Landry

Short Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

Gold medals arent really made of gold. Theyre made of sweat determination and a hard to find alloy called guts.Pin

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. Dan Gable

Most people give up just when theyre about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. Ross Perot

You cant win unless you learn how to lose.Pin

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Champions arent made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire a dream a vision. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. Muhammad Ali

An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport. Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting, and of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are allPin

An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport. Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting, and of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life. Kristi Yamaguchi

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. John Wooden

You can motivate by fear and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.Pin

You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation. Homer Rice

On a football team its not the strength of the individual players but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

On a football team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together. Bill Belichik

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.Pin

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all. Arsene Wenger

No man can avoid being born average but no man has to stay average.Pin

No man can avoid being born average,but no man has to stay average. Satchel Paige

The ability to conquer ones self is no doubt the most precious of all things that sports bestows. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

The ability to conquer one’s self is no doubt the most precious of all things that sports bestows. Olga Korbut

It's not whether you get knocked down it's whether you get up.Pin

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. Vince Lombardi Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

Once you learn to quit it becomes a habit. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. Vince Lombardi

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.Pin

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. Arnold Palmer

If you want to find the real competition just look in the mirror. After a while youll see your rivals scrambling for second place. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place. Criss Jami

Thats one thing you learn in sports. You dont give up you fight to the finish.Pin

That’s one thing you learn in sports. You don’t give up; you fight to the finish. Louis Zamperini

I really get motivated when I have doubters. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I really get motivated when I have doubters. Shaquille O’Neal

Ability is what youre capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.Pin

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

Push yourself again and again. Dont give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. Larry Bird

To give any less than your best is to sacrifice a gift.Pin

To give any less than your best is to sacrifice a gift. Steve Prefontaine

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan

Act as if it was and it will be.Pin

Act as if it was, and it will be. Lailah Gifty Akita

I believe in myself. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I believe in myself. Muhammad Ali

Good players want to be coached Great players want to be told the truth.Pin

Good players want to be coached… Great players want to be told the truth. Doc Rivers

In sports it is not the strongest who wins but the most practical and skillful. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

In sports, it is not the strongest, who wins, but the most practical and skillful. Sunday Adelaja

Never give up never give in and when the upper hand is ours may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss.Pin

Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss. Doug Williams

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning. Pat Riley

Passion first and everything else will fall into place.Pin

Passion first, and everything else will fall into place. Holly Holm

To succeedYou need to find something to hold on to something to motivate you something to inspire you. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

To succeed…You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. Tony Dorsett

Its not about perfect. Its about effort.Pin

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. Jillian Michaels

Ive had to learn to fight all my life got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out. Serena Williams

Anyone who waits for someone else to make a change automatically becomes a follower.Pin

Anyone who waits for someone else to make a change automatically becomes a follower. Peyton Manning

It aint over till its over. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

It ain’t over till it’s over. Yogi Berra Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

I am building a fire and every day I train I add more fuel. At just the right moment I light the match.Pin

I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match. Mia Hamm

So many people along the way whatever it is you aspire to do will tell you it cant be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach. Michael Phelps

Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes (Life Lessons)

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.Pin

 The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi

The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for a common goal. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for a common goal. Dave DeBusschere

Champions keep playing until they get it right.Pin

Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. Satchel Paige

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.Pin

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever. Mary Lou Retton

I tell the kids somebodys gotta win somebodys gotta lose. Just dont fight about it. Just try to get better. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better. Yogi Berra

Every time I step on the field Im going to give my whole heart regardless of the score.Pin

Every time I step on the field, I’m going to give my whole heart, regardless of the score. Tim Tebow

If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up feels like Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up feels like? Stephen Curry

To play the game is great to win the game is greater but to love the game is the greatest of all.Pin

To play the game is great, to win the game is greater, but to love the game is the greatest of all. Palestra Palque

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day that I never dog it. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it. Wayne Gretzky

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.Pin

To uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. Picabo Street

Difficulties in life are intended to make us better not bitter. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter. Dan Reeves

A champion is someone who does not settle for that days practice that days competition that days performance. They are always striving to be better. They dont live in the past.Pin

A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better. They don’t live in the past. Briana Scurry

I am facing a challenge I am not facing defeat. Remember this. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I am facing a challenge, I am not facing defeat. Remember this. Nikki Rowe

I am the greatest. I said that before I knew I was.Pin

I am the greatest. I said that before I knew I was. Muhammad Ali Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

The rewards are going to come but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing. Jackie Joyner Kersee

Discipline is doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done the best way it can be done and do it that way every time.Pin

Discipliune is doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done the best way it can be done, and do it that way every time. Bob Knight

Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. Rocky Balboa

If plan A doesnt work the alphabet has 25 more letters 204 if youre in Japan.Pin

If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you’re in Japan. Claire Cook

Fall down seven times get up eight. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Fall down seven times, get up eight. Naoki Higashida

Youll never know what youre capable of until you take that first step and just go for it.Pin

You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you take that first step and just go for it. Natasha Hastings

Remember once you set a goal its all about how hard youre willing to work how much youre willing to sacrifice and how badly you truly want it. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Remember, once you set a goal, it’s all about how hard you’re willing to work, how much you’re willing to sacrifice and how badly you truly want it. J.J. Watt

A champion is someone who gets up when he cant.Pin

A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t. Jack Dempsey

At a young age winning is not the most important thing the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence. Arsene Wenger

Never underestimate the heart of a champion!Pin

Never underestimate the heart of a champion! Doc Rivers

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world theyve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. Muhammad Ali

Ive learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.Pin

I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat. Tom Landry

For every pass I caught in a game I caught a thousand in practice. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice. Don Hutson

Victory is in having done your best. If youve done your best youve won.Pin

Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won. Billy Bowerman

Team guts always beats individual greatness. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Team guts always beats individual greatness. Robert Zuppke Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

Its not the will to win but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.Pin

It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters. Evander Holyfield

Id rather regret the risk that didnt work out than the chances I didnt take at all. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I’d rather regret the risk that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all. Simone Biles

For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day thatPin

For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream. Emmitt Smith

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself your own highest standards and when you reach your limits that is real joy. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe

Some people say I have attitude maybe I dobut I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does that makes you a winner right there.Pin

Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. Venus Willams

Most talented players dont always succeed. Some dont even make the team. Its more whats inside. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Most talented players don’t always succeed. Some don’t even make the team. It’s more what’s inside. Brett Favre

Empowering Girls in Sports: Motivational Quotes for Young Female Athletes

Competitive sports are played mainly on a five and a half inch court the space between your ears.Pin

Competitive sports are played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch court, the space between your ears. Bobby Jones

To me the beauty of teamwork is the beauty of our sport where you have five acting as one. You become selfless. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

To me the beauty of teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless. Mike Krzyzewski

Greatness finds us by obstacles in front of us. I dont look at hurdles as obstacles blocking my path but opportunities to overcome.Pin

Greatness finds us by obstacles in front of us. I don’t look at hurdles as obstacles blocking my path but opportunities to overcome. Lolo Jones

Nobody who gave his best ever regretted it. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Nobody who gave his best ever regretted it. George Halas

You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense ofPin

You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment. Aly Raisman

Ive got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time somehow things will work out in the end. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. Larry Bird

Some medals are pinned to your soul not to your jacket.Pin

Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket. Gino Bartali Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field the only thing to do was keep swinging. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging. Hank Aaron

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.Pin

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else. Martina Navratilova

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. Matt Biondi

If you want to be the best you have to do the things that other people arent willing to do.Pin

If you want to be the best, you have to do the things that other people aren’t willing to do. Michael Phelps

The five Ss of sports training are stamina speed strength skill and spirit but the greatest of these is spirit. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit. Ken Doherty

Its not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.Pin

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Archie Griffin

You cant get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. Jerry West

You dont win by being good. You win with hard work and sacrifice. Without that skill is just potential.Pin

You don’t win by being good. You win with hard work and sacrifice. Without that, skill is just potential. Bobby Orr

Today I will do what others wont so tomorrow I can accomplish what others cant. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. Jerry Rice

Keep working even when no one is watching.Pin

 Keep working even when no one is watching. Alex Morgan

I am a member of a team and I rely on the team I defer to it and sacrifice for it because the team not the individual is the ultimate champion. Motivational Quotes for Kid AthletesPin

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. Mia Hamm

I think sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable in my own skin. I think that’s true for a lot of women sports gives you a part of your life wherePin

 I think sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable in my own skin. I think that’s true for a lot of women—sports gives you a part of your life where you can work at something and you look in the mirror and you like that person. Teri McKeever

So many players enter the game with the same approximate skills. The difference is not aptitude but attitude.Pin

So many players enter the game with the same approximate skills. The difference is not aptitude but attitude. Dave Winfield Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

Champions never complain. They are too busy getting better.Pin

 Champions never complain. They are too busy getting better. John Wooden

I will keep smiling be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.Pin

 I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude. Yani Tseng

There may be people that have more talent than you but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.Pin

 There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Derek Jeter

In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.Pin

 In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body. Venus Williams

Hard work beats talent when talent doesnt work hard.Pin

 Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Tim Notke

College coaches measure success in championships. High School coaches measure success in titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles.Pin

 College coaches measure success in championships. High School coaches measure success in titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles. Paul McAllister

Stay focused. Your start does not determine how youre going to finish.Pin

 Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish. Herm Edwards

There are certain basic qualities and characteristics youve got to have. Number one youve got to have a will to win.Pin

 There are certain basic qualities and characteristics you’ve got to have. Number one: you’ve got to have a will to win. Bob Richards

Being a good teammate isnt about recognition. I do it because it makes me whole and complete.Pin

 Being a good teammate isn’t about recognition. I do it because it makes me whole and complete. Dwyane Wade

You learn you can do your best even when it's hard even when youre tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.Pin

 You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. Joe Namath

I can accept failure everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.Pin

 I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying. Michael Jordan

Every team is beatable you never know. The right moment the right time every team is beatable.Pin

 Every team is beatable, you never know. The right moment, the right time, every team is beatable. Tom Coughlin

If you dont have confidence youll always find a way not to win.Pin

 If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win. Carl Lewis

The most valuable player is the one that makes the most players valuable.Pin

The most valuable player is the one that makes the most players valuable. Peyton Manning

When you see a good move look for a better one.Pin

 When you see a good move, look for a better one. Emanuel Lasker Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

Without self discipline success is impossible. Period.Pin

 Without self-discipline, success is impossible. Period. Lou Holtz

Teamwork Triumphs: Inspirational Quotes for Young Athletes

I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but how they recover when they fall.Pin

 I really think a champion is defined not by their wins, but how they recover when they fall. Serena Williams

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than preaching it.Pin

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than preaching it. Knute Rockne

Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.Pin

 Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it. Ted Williams

Somebody may beat me but they are going to have to bleed to do it.Pin

 Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it. Steve Prefontaine

The harder you work the harder it is to surrender.Pin

 The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. Vince Lombardi

Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure its because youve started to think of failure.Pin

 Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure. Tommy Lasorda

Youre never a loser until you quit trying.Pin

 You’re never a loser until you quit trying. Mike Ditka

When you win say nothing. When you lose say less.Pin

 When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. Paul Brown

If you cant outplay them outwork them.Pin

 If you can’t outplay them, outwork them. Ben Hogan

Success isnt owned its leased. And rent is due every day.Pin

 Success isn’t owned; it’s leased. And rent is due every day. J.J. Watt

Ive always made a total effort even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying I never felt that I didnt have a chance to win.Pin

 I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win. Arnold Palmer

Sooner or later those who win are those who think they can.Pin

 Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. Paul Tournier

I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability it was my mental ability.Pin

 I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability. Bruce Jenner

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.Pin

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. Babe Ruth

I got more bruises grass burns and cuts in practice than in match play.Pin

 I got more bruises, grass burns and cuts in practice than in match play. Jonty Rhodes

If you dont like something change it. If you cant change it change your attitude.Pin

 If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

Love is playing every game as if its your last.Pin

 Love is playing every game as if it’s your last. Michael Jordan

It never gets easier. You just get better.Pin

 It never gets easier. You just get better. Jordan Hoechlin

Everything negative pressure challenges is all an opportunity for me to rise.Pin

 Everything negative — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise. Kobe Bryant

Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Dont rush. Be quick but dont hurry.Pin

 Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry. Earl Monroe

Nothing else will show your true character than how you lose.Pin

 Nothing else will show your true character than how you lose. Ken Gleed

Ability may get you to the top but it takes character to keep you there.Pin

 Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden

Believe me the reward is not so great without the struggle.Pin

 Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. Wilma Rudolph

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.Pin

 Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. Babe Ruth

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man given. Be grateful. Conceit is self given. Be careful.Pin

 Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. John Wooden

Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.Pin

 Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time. Lou Brock

Ive never lost a game I just ran out of time.Pin

 I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time. Michael Jordan

To achieve great things you have first to believe it.Pin

 To achieve great things you have first to believe it. Arsene Wenger

I dont count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting.Pin

 I don’t count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting. Muhammad Ali

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.Pin

 Wisdom is always an over match for strength. Phil Jackson Motivational Quotes for Kid Athletes

The best motivation always comes from within.Pin

 The best motivation always comes from within. Michael Johnson

What do you do with a mistake recognize it admit it learn from it forget it.Pin

 What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. Dean Smith

Dont give up. Dont ever give up.Pin

 Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. Jim Valvano

If you think you can do a thing or think you cant do a thing youre right.Pin

 If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. Henry Ford

It isnt hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough is being good every day.Pin

 It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day. Willie Mays

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out theyve got a second.Pin

 Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. William James

If you are afraid of failure you dont deserve to be successful!Pin

 If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful! Charles Barkley

Book Recommendations

Embarking on a journey of athletic excellence involves more than just physical training; it requires a resilient mindset and unwavering motivation. To delve into the psychology of motivation and success in sports, exploring the wisdom found in books is an invaluable resource. Here are some book recommendations that not only offer profound insights but can significantly benefit young athletes in their pursuit of greatness.

1. “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol S. Dweck

Key Takeaway: Dweck introduces the concept of fixed and growth mindsets. Embracing a growth mindset allows young athletes to view challenges as opportunities for learning and development, fostering resilience and a love for improvement.

2. “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg

Key Takeaway: Duhigg explores the science behind habits and how they shape our lives. Understanding the formation of habits empowers young athletes to build positive routines, reinforcing discipline and fostering a conducive environment for success.

3. “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth

Key Takeaway: Duckworth emphasizes the significance of grit – a combination of passion and perseverance. Young athletes discover that sustained effort, even in the face of setbacks, is a crucial element in achieving long-term goals.

4. “The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.” by Daniel Coyle

Key Takeaway: Coyle delves into the concept of deep practice and how it contributes to skill development. Young athletes learn the importance of deliberate, focused practice in honing their craft and achieving excellence.

5. “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

Key Takeaway: Ericsson and Pool explore the principles of deliberate practice and the role it plays in reaching the pinnacle of performance. Young athletes gain insights into crafting purposeful training regimens to maximize their potential.

6. “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” by James Clear

Key Takeaway: Clear offers practical strategies for habit formation. Young athletes can apply these techniques to cultivate positive habits, creating a foundation for sustained motivation and success in their athletic endeavors.

7. “Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great” by Joshua Medcalf

Key Takeaway: Medcalf underscores the significance of enjoying the journey rather than fixating solely on the destination. Young athletes are encouraged to embrace the process, finding joy in the daily grind of improvement.
Incorporating these books into their reading repertoire, young athletes gain not only a deeper understanding of the psychological aspects of success but also practical tools to navigate challenges, cultivate resilience, and foster a mindset that propels them toward greatness on and off the field. These literary treasures serve as beacons, guiding the next generation of athletes on a path toward enduring success.

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