Inspiring soccer team quotes

This post is a list of inspiring soccer team quotes that will be helpful for you to use for your young soccer team and its individual players. Use these quotes for your youth soccer team to inspire, education, and motivate them to be the best teammates and players they can possibly be.

We'll start with two of the very shortest (but good) team quotes. Perhaps the shortest quote about team is an acronym using the word team.

TEAM Together Everyone Achieves MoreOne of the classic true quotes of all time.

"TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More" is one of the classic all time team quotes and it certainly applies to youth soccer as much as any other sport for both kids and adults. Although it's true that a dominant player can bring success to a team early on, in the long run teams will achieve higher levels of success and satisfaction when the individual teammates play together with the good of the team in mind.

“TEAM. Together Everyone Achieves More.” - Author Unknown

The next quote that is good for soccer teams, other sports teams, and in the business world, is likely the shortest quote of all team oriented quotes.

“There is no “I” in TEAM.” - Author Unknown

What's great about this quote is that if kids learn it and adopt it when they're young, it carries over to their adult world too. That's really what the ultimate goal is here. We want to use the game of soccer as a tool to teach life lessons and develop strong character traits that shape young people for the rest of their lives.

school of fish in oceanIndividually we are one drop but together we are an ocean.


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"It's not the team with the best players, but the players who make the best team, that win." - Author unknown

This is a post of quote for coaches and parents for praising  and teaching live lessons for teams made up of young players. Ultimately, having a positive effect on kids transitions to them growing into being better adults and maing the world a better place for everyone.

“You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are” – Robyn Benincasa

The best way to earn trust and good will with your teammates is to make help them feel good about themselves. Setting up your teammates for success, whether it's by passing the soccer ball to them or complimenting them on their good play is a great way to inspire them for even more improvement for the team.


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“Teamwork is how ordinary soccer players work together to score and achieve extraordinary goals." - Soccer-For-Kids.com

This soccer quote is great to use for a young team that does not have any dominant players or natural leaders that want to take charge. You can use it to teach your soccer players the value of passing the ball to the open player.


“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” – John Wooden

John Wooden was one of the most legendary coaches of all time. His level of success in winning championships was unmatched.  But his best accomplishment might actually be the positive effect he had on teaching the players about teamwork.


children soccer team quote“Don't try to be the best kid on your soccer team.
Try to be the best FOR your team." - Soccer-For-Kids.com


Children who are naturally competitive often strive to be the best player on their soccer team. While it can be healthy to strive to be the best, it's important that we instill the concept of teamwork in the young athlete. Players become the most valuable asset to the team if they try to be the best player in a way that benefits their team the most.


“I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football (soccer) is not about one or two or three star players.” – Pelé


Soccer is a game. Keep it fun for the kids!


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Coach Bruce Lovelace started playing soccer in 1974 when, as a young boy, he constructed his own makeshift soccer goal. He played in high school, then intramurally in college and beyond. He started to coach his own children in the early 1990s and then ran a Soccer Shots franchise for 12 years. Now, Coach Bruce writes for the soccer-for-kids.com website.

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