Volleyball Cheers & Chants (BEST, SHORT & FUNNY) (2022)

If you search for basketball or football cheers and chants you are spoiled for choice, with hundreds if not thousands of ones to choose from. Volleyball cheers and chants, on the other hand, work a little differently for three reasons:

  • Volleyball isn’t as popular as other sports
  • Not every school requires cheerleaders to attend games
  • Cheers and chants must be short due to the quick nature of the game where points and the time in-between points do not last very long

For these reasons it can be hard to come up with good cheers and chants.

Don’t worry, though, we’ve got you covered for every game situation, including before the game, serving, blocking, spiking, kills, tipping and shanking. It also helps that quite a lot of the cheers and chants are quite funny and creative too.

Note: You’ve Got Spirit!: Cheers, Chants, Tips, and Tricks is a great book to refer to.

Contents

    • 1.1 Volleyball Terminology
      • 1.3.1 Find a Cheer
      • 1.3.2 Memorize the Cheer
      • 1.3.3 Perfect the Motions
      • 1.3.4 Use Your Voice Correctly
    • 3.1 Serving/Ace
    • 3.2 Block
    • 3.3 Kill
    • 3.4 Spike
    • 3.5 Shank
    • 3.6 Tip

Pointers Before You Start the Cheers & Chants

Volleyball Terminology

If you’re not familiar with all of the following terminology, such as spikes and kills, you’re in luck!

(Video) Division 1 Yell for Sportsfest 2k17

We’ve included a short definition of the term, as we know that many readers aren’t too familiar with the terminology of the game. This way you will know the suitable time to perform a chant; otherwise it can become quite embarrassing!

When not to Cheer & Chant

Before we get into all of the various cheers and chants, it is also important to note that while they are a fun way for cheerleaders, spectators and even players to get involved and pump up the team, you should always keep them in line with the spirit of the game.

There are a couple of situations where chants and cheers shouldn’t be performed.

      • When a player is hurt
      • When there is a dispute with the referee and/or the officials are trying to determine the right call

How Cheers & Chants Should Be Performed

The following pointers primarily apply to cheerleaders; although spectators can certainly benefit from a few of them and should keep them in mind.

While a lot of people are guilty of thinking that cheers and chants are all about shouting them as loud as you can and waving your arms in the process, this isn’t the way to do it.

Find a Cheer

The first step is to find a suitable cheer. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered in this aspect, as we have listed cheers for several situations that are common in volleyball games.

Don’t be scared to look at the cheers found on this page and to modify them in any way you choose too. You can use the cheers for inspiration, or even mix and match them as long as it makes sense to do so.

(Video) Bench Yell Competition 2018 - Batangas State University | CABEIHM Department

Memorize the Cheer

Memorizing the cheer is unfortunately the most boring part, but it is also the most important too. We recommend writing down the cheer a few times until it sticks in your head. It may also be a good idea to print out a list of cheers you want to perform and refer to them every time there is a bit of downtime in the game, such as in-between sets or officiating calls.

Perfect the Motions

Motions, just as much as the words, make the cheers and chants. While cheerleading practice is the time to learn the correct motions, it is important that you also perfect them in your own time, such as in front of the mirror at home.

Use Your Voice Correctly

Using your voice correctly for each cheer is another very important aspect that you must get right. It is so important because you need the players and fans to hear you. The players so they can become motivated and pumped up, and the fans for the same reason, but also because you ultimately want their involvement too.

Many make the mistake of singing the cheers, but make sure not to do that. Instead, use your voice from your diaphragm, lower you voice so it travels more, and pronounce each word clearly so everyone can understand you.

It’s also important to show emotion when cheering, such as keeping a smile on your face so the fans and players really believe that you are supporting the team and are there because you want to be, not just because you have to be.

Pre-Game Cheers & Chants

No matter if the players on the team you are supporting are playing in their first or hundredth game there is usually a bit of nervousness, particularly when it comes to high school games.

Therefore, the following cheers and chants will pump the players up and get them in a positive state of mind where they know that they can count on your support from the very beginning.

(Video) 2011 Georgia Tech Volleyball Cheer Video

      1. We’re fired up were sizzling
        We’re turning up the heat
        Cause when it comes to volleyball
        We can’t be beat!
      2. Stomp, Stomp
        Clap, clap, clap
        [Team name] are ready tonight!
        Stomp, stomp
        Clap, clap, clap
        To bump, set, spike!
      3. We’re number one
        Can’t be number 2
        And we’re going to beat
        The whoopse out of you!
      4. Together we stand
        Together we fall,
        Together we’re winners
        And winners take all
      5. Hustle
        Hit
        Never quit
      6. Good. Better. Best.
        Never let it rest
        Until your good is better
        And your better is best
      7. Together we stand
        Together we fall
        All for one
        And one for all
      8. 2,4,6,8
        Who do we appreciate
        Not the king
        Not the queen
        Only the (team mascot) volleyball team
      9. You may be good at soccer
        You may be good at track
        But when it comes to volleyball
        You better watch your back!
      10. Coming together is a beginning
        Staying together is progress
        And working together is success
      11. Together we stand
        Divided we fall
        Where we go one
        We go all
      12. Hey Hey
        You get out of our way
        Today is the day
        We will put you away!
      13. Watch out we’re here
        Everyone stand clear
        Let’s shout
        Let’s cheer
        Our girls to victory
        Go [Team Name]
      14. Let’s get physical
        Get down, get hard, get mean
        Let’s get physical
        And beat that other team!
      15. Bump
        Set
        Spike
        Score
        Keep those [opposing team name]
        On the floor!
      16. We’ve got a team that’s hotter than hot!
        How hot is hot?
        Let me show you what we’ve got!
        Bumping, setting, and spiking too,
        So hit the ball like we know you can do!
      17. We’ll B-E-A-T beat em
        We’ll B-U-S-T bust em
        Beat em bust em that’s our custom!
      18. We don’t need no music
        We don’t need no band
        All we need is [team name] fans
        Jamming in the stands
        Jamming in the stands!
      19. Let’s Get Physical
        Get Down, Get Rough, Get mean
        Let’s Get Physical
        And Beat that other team
      20. (Team Name)’s got the rhythm.
        (Team Name)’s got the motion.
        And when we get together
        We cause a commotion
      21. You gotta want it
        To win it
        And we want it more

During the Game Cheers & Chants

So by this point you’ve suitably pumped up the players and/or the fans and the game has just begun. Now is the time to pull out the following cheers for whenever your team wins a point.

As you read through these cheers and chants you will notice that they are shorter than the ones found in the pre-game section. While you could get away with longer chants before the game began to pump everyone up, it’s important that during the game they are short and to the point – as explained in the beginning, this is due to the quick nature of the game, so there isn’t as much time to cheer on your team.

Serving/Ace

In Volleyball an Ace is when the server serves the ball to the other team and it either lands in the opponent’s court without being touched, OR the ball is touched but the player receiving the ball is unable to keep the ball in play.

Check out the following cheers and chants for when an ace is served:

      1. Kiss my ace!
      2. (Player’s name) ain’t no buttercup
        She knows how to serve it up
        Watch her make that volleyball soar
        She’s gonna help our team to score!
      3. Find the empty space
        Serve that ace
      4. Wooooosh (slide stepping in one direction) what was that?
        Woooooosh (slide stepping on the floor in the opposite direction) you hear that?
        Never worry, never fear
        That’s just (server’s name)’s ball flying past your ear!
      5. You better duck
        You better hide
        Cuz (server’s name) is serving to your side
      6. Nowhere to run to
        Nowhere to hide
        Look out now
        (Server’s name) is serving to your side
      7. Here’s our server, (player)’s her name!
        Watch her ACE and win this game!
        Goooooo, (player)!
      8. Uno, dos, uno dos tres
        This next serve’s gonna be an ACE!
      9. O-V-E-R, Over the net (clap twice)
        Serve it, serve it
        Go (girl’s name that’s serving)!
      10. Toss it up,
        Spike it down
        Watch that ball
        Bounce off that ground
      11. Ace, Ace baby!
      12. You just got served!
      13. You just got a taste of our A-C-E Ace!
      14. We want another one,
        Just like the other one
        Ace ace ace ace ace
      15. Ace
        Ace
        In your face

Block

It’s good to cheer after a block attempt is made, but even better when the block is successful.

A successful block occurs when a player on the front-row (or multiple players) is able to jump and make contact with the ball so it is stopped before or just after it crosses over the net. In simpler terms, the ball is deflected back to the hitter’s court.

      1. “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”
      2. “She said NO!!”
      3. “De-NIED!!”
      4. RRROOOFFF!”
      5. “Shingle, Shingle, ROOF!”
      6. [Player who blocked] “BRICK”
        [Rest of the team] “WALL”

Kill

A kill in volleyball is defined as any occasion when an attack by any player on the team directly leads to a point being won. The point is won when the ball is not able to be returned to the opposing side.

(Video) 2019 RCHS Cheer Mini Clinic Cheers/Chants

      1. Bump, set, spike it
        That’s the way we like it!
      2. Jump up and hit it
        That’s the way we get the
        POINT!
      3. (clap clap) (stomp stomp) kill!
      4. Aaaahhh
        Kill kill kill
      5. Slam bam
        You can’t block that

Spike

In volleyball an occurrence of a spike is regularly regarded as being the most attractive way to earn a point and can set the fans wild, while also resulting in a great morale boost for the team, particularly if fans cheer and chant after the spike. Many refer to spiking as the “slam dunk” of volleyball.

A spike is simply defined as scoring a point by smashing the ball, generally at a downward angle, over the net with some force.

      1. Tick
        Tick
        BOOM
      2. You gotta bump it
        To set it
        To spike it
        To score
      3. You try to get
        All in our space
        We slam that ball
        Back in your face!
      4. Bump
        Set
        Hit
        Spike
        That’s the way we like to fight
      5. Don’t try to get all in our space
        ‘Cause we’ll slam that ball back in your face

Shank

In Volleyball a shank is when a player makes a wayward pass that one of the player’s teammates is unable to play, thereby losing the point for their team.

      1. The crowd is mild, but that ball went wild
        Shank ball! Shank ball!
      2. To the window
        To the wall
        We saw you
        Shank that ball.
      3. Shank you very much
      4. To the windows
        To the stands
        We saw you shank that
        Off your hands

Tip

A tip is simply when a player lightly pushes the ball with their fingers over the net. A tip may not be as exciting as other plays in volleyball, but we’ve still got a couple of tipping chants and cheers for you.

      1. Tip
        Tip
        Tipper
      2. Tip tip hooray
        Tip tip hooray
        Tip tip hooray!
      3. WOOOOOSH!

After the Game Cheers & Chants

Just because the game is over it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t continue chanting and cheering. If your team just won then there is nothing better for the players to hear than how appreciated they are for their hard work on the court.

Even if your team just lost, you still want to keep morale high and let them know that you appreciate the effort they put in out there – arguably more so than if the team won.

While the following cheers are perfect if your team just won, refer to chants 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 in the first section (pre-game cheers) if your team just lost.

(Video) Cheering Competition Red Team 2012: RCI Sports fest 2012

      1. We’re turning up the heat
        ‘Cause when it comes to volleyball
        We just can’t be beat!
      2. V-is for victory
        I SAID V-is for victory
        Slice that V
        Dot that i
        Rock that C-T-O-R-Y
      3. Take it to the limit
        Take it to the top
        ‘Cause we’re the Mighty [team name]
        And we can’t be stopped
      4. Excellence, perfection,
        Teamwork and success
        [Team name] varsity
        A step above the rest
      5. We’ll never be defeated
        ‘Cause we are the best
        A step above the rest

Misc. Cheers & Chants

      1. We don’t mean to be goaders
        But that ball is a floater
      2. Don’t you stall, serve that ball
        So we can HIT! We will HIT!
      3. We’re gonna bet
        You hit the net
        That’s all net!
      4. C’mon player, hit that serve
        We are ready, we’ve got nerve
      5. That’s like a strike
        That ball was wiped
        Wipe out
      6. Our score’s at 24
        We want one more
      7. We’re almost there
        Just a few points more
      8. Guess what? Your ball hit the roof
        We’ve got proof, it’s called one point

See Also:

    • Great Volleyball Shoes
    • Volleyball Quotes (By The Greatest Players + Coaches)
    • Volleyball Positions, Roles + Formations (Easy to Understand Guide)
    • The Ultimate Volleyball Drills Guide (For All Levels
    • Volleyball Rules + Regulations (Easy to Understand)
    • Homepage

FAQs

What is a good slogan for volleyball? ›

Volleyball Slogans for Attacking

Spike, spike, spike it down, Spike that (opposing school's name) spirit down. Win, win, win the game, put those (opposing school's team name) straight to shame! Spike the ball, you know you can do it. Spike the ball, there's nothing to it!

How do you cheer a volleyball game? ›

Cheer number one ace in your face ace if you think ace in your face ace in your face cheer number

What do you say in a volleyball huddle? ›

Regardless of a play's outcome, saying the player's name and telling them specifically what they did well goes a long way. Example: "Jonah, way to contact that ball high!" Or I especially enjoy shouting the praises across the gym.

How do you make a team chant? ›

To write a team chant, first decide whether to write a parody to a popular song or create a chant from scratch. Then, use simple words and come up with lists of rhymes to make the chant catchy and easy to remember. Be sure to practice the chant as you write to ensure that the yell flows well.

What is an ace in volleyball? ›

Definition Of An Ace In Volleyball

The term "ace" refers to when a player serves the ball and the opposing team is unable to pass it. An ace occurs when the ball either hits the ground or is shanked off of a passer making a second touch impossible.

What is a good slogan for sports? ›

85 teamwork slogans
  • Together we're stronger.
  • Family gets it done.
  • Safety's safe together.
  • Dreams and teams work together.
  • Unified we succeed.
  • There's a "U" in success.
  • Together we define.
  • Believe in the team.

What does ot mean in volleyball? ›

O.T. : When an attacker hits the ball over top of the blocker and it lands in front of the defense. Overkill : When an overpass (or a free ball) occurs and the opposing team attacks the ball for a kill.

How do you bump a spike set? ›

VOLLEYBALL BASICS - BUMP SET SPIKE TUTORIAL JUSTICE

Can you kick a ball in volleyball? ›

Of all the rules in Volleyball, ball handling is probably the most misunderstood. The ball is allowed to touch any part of the players' body from head to toe as long as the contact is legal. Yes, a player can kick the ball, which is a legal contact.

What is a sideout in volleyball? ›

Definition of side-out

: the termination of a team's right to serve (as in volleyball)

What do you yell in volleyball? ›

Volleyball Cheers During the Rallies

In some countries a common way to cheer in the volleyball games is to cheer “one”, “two” and “three” during the home team's offense. In other words the crowd counts.. It sounds nice and definitely different cheer than in other sports.

How do you pump up for a volleyball game? ›

Remember: as much as you may want to pump yourself up, you still have a game to play.
...
Stay active.
  1. Walking at a brisk pace.
  2. Going for a warm-up jog.
  3. Doing jumping jacks.
  4. Tapping drumbeats.
  5. Pumping your fists to music.

How long is volleyball timeout? ›

Specifically in volleyball, the regulation allows requesting two timeouts per set to each team, with duration of 30 s.

What are some good cheers? ›

Top 10 Cheers We Love to Hear!
  • 3. “ Knock 'em Down”
  • 4. “ Super” ...
  • 5. “ Victory” V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. ...
  • 6. “ Red Hot” Our team is red hot, ...
  • 7. “ Big G Little O. Big “G” Little “O” ...
  • 8. “ You May Be Good At Football” You may be good at Football. ...
  • 9. “ Fight” We're gonna spell fight in a way that's better. ...
  • 10. “ Be Aggressive” Be aggressive. ...
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What are example of chants? ›

Examples of chants include: Knock 'em down. Turn it around. C'mon defense work.

What are good team chants? ›

  • Hold up, wait a minute, Let me put some spirit in it! [Team Name] break it down, ...
  • I said hey! Hey! ( crowd) ...
  • How about. How about. How about a color shout? ...
  • We've got the spirit! We've got the fight! We're gonna win the game tonight! ...
  • Shake, rattle, and roll. Alright! ...
  • Hold on, wait a minute, [Team Name] puts some boom in it!
17 May 2022

Can you slap a volleyball? ›

An illegal hit is: 1) slapping the ball, 2) bumping the ball with two separated hands (hands must be together), 3) carrying the ball, 4) palming the ball, 5) directing the ball. *NOTE: in order to not be a illegal hit, the ball must leave players hand immediately upon contact of the ball.

What is a 3 pass in volleyball? ›

“3” pass – The pass allows the passing team to execute their full attack options. “4” pass – These points represent a missed serve and are awarded to the passing team and should be recorded on the passing stat sheet. (This is key to calculating a team's true passing score.)

What is a pancake in volleyball? ›

A pancake is when a player flattens their hand against the ground before the ball makes contact in that exact same spot. The purpose? To keep the ball alive.

What is a team motto? ›

A great team motto seeks to explain the mission of the organization or bring out the spirit of the organization in a short phrase. Team slogans are usually meaningful and catchy at the same time. Most people cannot remember your organizational statement, but a motto is catchy, interesting and is easy to remember.

What is motto example? ›

A motto is a slogan or favorite saying, like "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." A motto is something you might see on a t-shirt or bumper sticker — a short sentence or phrase that has meaning for that person. Some mottoes have to do with politics, religion, or another belief.

Can a setter spike? ›

You cannot hit the ball twice during a set. Such “double hits” will cost your team a point. As a back row setter, you cannot block or attack the ball or hit the ball at all above the net. You cannot jump up to hit the ball with your body elevated above the top of the net.

What are the 3 games in volleyball called? ›

Three-set matches are two sets to 25 points and a third set to 15 points. Each set must be won by two points. The first team to win two sets is the winner of the match. Five-set matches are four sets to 25 points and a fifth set to 15 points.

Who serves first in volleyball? ›

2.2 A coin toss at the beginning of the match will determine the choice of court or service. The team which does not serve first in game one will serve first in game two. Teams must switch sides between the first two games. A coin toss will be conducted for the choice if there is a third game.

What is the minimum height for volleyball? ›

In professional volleyball, the men's height generally falls between 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) to 2.10 m (6 ft 10+1⁄2 in), while for women it ranges between 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) and 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in).

What is the first touch in volleyball called? ›

The first contact that starts every rally is called a “serve." The player who serves is called the “server." Usually, a server uses one, open hand to swing overhead and send the ball over the net from behind the end line. Less experienced players may serve underhand with one closed fist.

What is carry in volleyball? ›

One of the common forms of violation is a carry, also known as a lift or catch. Carrying occurs whenever a ball does not rebound from a player hitting it from their arms or hands but rather is caught or thrown with extended contact, often with the palms facing upwards.

How many legs are allowed in volleyball? ›

A team may touch the ball no more than three times. The same player can't touch the ball twice in a row. Once somebody on the other team touches the ball, you get three more tries to put it over the net and in.

Is chest allowed in volleyball? ›

In volleyball you can kick the ball

Contacting the ball with any part of the body below the waist ​used​ to be illegal. Now, when the ball hits any part of your body, including the leg or the foot, it constitutes a legal hit.

Is leg allowed in volleyball? ›

The answer is a resounding 'Yes'. Kicking in volleyball is perfectly fine, in fact you are allowed to use any part of your body to play the ball. Whether that's an arm, leg, foot or a head, so long as you only contact the ball once it's fair game.

What are volleyball players called? ›

Setter, Outside Hitter/Left Side Hitter, Middle Hitter, Opposite Hitter/Right Side Hitter and Libero/Defensive Specialist. Each of these positions plays a specific, key role in winning a volleyball match.

What are the 5 basic skills in volleyball? ›

The following are described: serving, passing (forearm underhand passing), setting (overhead passing), attack options (hitting/spiking), blocking (from attack and defend positions), and defensive skills (rolling & sliding).

What is a stuff block? ›

A stuff block is a volleyball block that was so efficiently performed that it didn't allow the hitter enough time to really finish her fully hit the ball so that it crosses the net and so the ball stays on her/his side of the net.

What are some softball sayings? ›

“Play every softball game like it is your last!” “Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from the playing game.” “It's never too early to follow your dreams.” “Softball is life with the volume turned up, how loud is your game, crank it up!”

What is the most popular softball cheer? ›

10 Popular Softball Cheers & Chants
  • Our team is what? Dynamite!
  • Our team is what? Dynamite!
  • Our team is tick, tick, tick, tick, BOOM Dynamite!
  • Your team is what? Dynamite!
  • Your team is what? Dynamite!
  • Your team is tick, tick, tick, tick PSSSSHHH, Yeah right!

Why do softball teams cheer? ›

Most softball players LOVE to cheer. It helps players feel supportive of their teammates and their team. It can create energy within the dugout. It adds to the excitement and atmosphere of a softball game.

When cheering for your volleyball team is it alright to talk in loud tones? ›

There is no USA Volleyball rule or policy that states the game of volleyball has to be played in a quiet environment. Participants and spectators can make as much noise as they wish during a match.

What are some good football chants? ›

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  • First down, first down, on our way to a touchdown!
  • Passing play, running play, anyway we'll have our way - Vic-to-ry!
  • Run that ball past the next yard line. Don't you stop, you're doin' fine.
  • Run receiver run! Run receiver run! ...
  • No one can, no one can, throw the ball like our quarterback can!

What are some softball sayings? ›

“Play every softball game like it is your last!” “Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from the playing game.” “It's never too early to follow your dreams.” “Softball is life with the volume turned up, how loud is your game, crank it up!”

What is the most popular softball cheer? ›

10 Popular Softball Cheers & Chants
  • Our team is what? Dynamite!
  • Our team is what? Dynamite!
  • Our team is tick, tick, tick, tick, BOOM Dynamite!
  • Your team is what? Dynamite!
  • Your team is what? Dynamite!
  • Your team is tick, tick, tick, tick PSSSSHHH, Yeah right!

What are some good cheers for baseball? ›

5 Baseball Team Cheers & Chants
  • Hit it!
  • We are the (Team Name) and we got that beat!
  • So come on y'all and move off your feet!
  • Hit it!
  • Mighty, mighty, mighty (Team Name)
  • Do it, do it, do it, do it.
  • Mighty, mighty, mighty (Team Name)
  • Do it, do it, do it, do it.

Can you swear in volleyball? ›

Just like there's no crying in baseball, there's no swearing in volleyball. Unless it's under your breath, just to yourself, and quiet enough so that no one else can hear you. If you're playing a game of pickup, or an informal game with no referees, this is really up to the tone of the group.

What is volleyball sportsmanship? ›

Good sportsmanship is about playing by the rules. It's about discipline, respect and self-control. People who are good sports have fun because they put emphasis on the joy and excitement of participation rather than the final outcome.

What do you talk about in volleyball? ›

Three important things to communicate in volleyball, call out which hitters on the opposing team are in the front row, where the setter is and which backrow hitters could be getting a set. There are three primary things to communicate in volleyball, especially when your team is on defense.

What is the most popular chant? ›

The most famous chant in the world is the Compassionate Buddha "Om Mani Padme Hum" which translates to "Hail to the jewel in the lotus." It is the mantra of the Buddha of Compassion, known by the Chinese as Goddess Kuan Yin.

How do you start a cheer chant? ›

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