Karch Kiraly quotes

  • It's hard to give a career like this up, when I tell my wife I'm going to the office, and it's the beach.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Beach #Careers

  • We are all going to fall short. We are going to have some bitter losses, very painful defeats and failures. We have to use those to come back even stronger. That's what makes it sweeter, when we can overcome those and figure out a way to win. The great teams can do that, and those are the gold medal winning teams.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Team #Fall

  • I never did. I only prepared to win the next day.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Winning #Next

  • The beach game taught me great lessons about how to elevate the play of my teammate, or teammates, and how to anticipate and expect the ball so much more than the indoor game ever could. It taught me - even forced me - to be a much better all-around player. That allowed me to help our USA Olympic Team in many more ways than I ever could have otherwise.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Beach #Team

  • There's nothing worse than the feeling of wishing you had another chance at a play because you weren't ready. Every athlete has those feelings to mull over, and over and over ... Don't even expose yourself to the possibility to being caught off-guard. —
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Athlete #Play

  • Practice like it's competition and compete like it's another day on the practice court.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Practice #Competition #Another Day

  • It's the best. And the job site isn't too bad, either.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Jobs #Site

  • No volleyball play can begin without a serve, and the serve is the only technique that is totally under your control. In other endeavors, you cannot succeed without believing in yourself, and that belief is completely under your control.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Believe #Play

  • My general rule, which I have followed throughout my coaching career, is that everyone doesn't necessarily get treated the same way, because I'm not sure that's possible. But everyone has to be treated fairly. Moreover, they have to know and trust that they will be treated fairly. Dennis Green, NFL Coach There's nothing worse than the feeling of wishing you had another chance at a play because you weren't ready. Every athlete has those feelings to mull over, and over, and over... Don't even expose yourself to the possibility of being caught off-guard.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Leadership #Sports #Athlete

  • I had four different colors of hats, one of which was pink. I just got on a roll with the pink hat. So what started out as a superstition grew into a tradition and an easy way for my family to find me at tournaments because I am the only one with cojones big enough to wear a pink hat.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Color #Cojones #Different

  • When you’ve done everything you can to train yourself for competition, you’ll sleep well when the tournament is over, win or lose.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Sleep #Winning #Competition

  • Not everything you're going to do in volleyball - or in life, for that matter - is exciting or fully functional, but if you have the willpower to make each minute count, you'll benefit in some way. And it will make you a better player and a better person in the long run.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Running #Volleyball #Player

  • I played a kid's game, I got to do it at the beach, and I was able to support my family. I consider myself incredibly lucky.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Beach #Kids #Games

  • It's a serve and pass game.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Games

  • We play at the world's most beautiful beaches but in the world's most challenging conditions. It is not like you play one match and you go back to air conditioning. We do it all day long.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Beautiful #Volleyball #Beach

  • Volleyball is not like a formula so we must give players some freedom.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Player #Giving

  • Physically I'm not as strong as I was, but I try to make up for it mentally. It's a big challenge, and I relish it, competing with guys half my age.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Strong #Guy

  • I still get excited just attending a final four, because the process is so long, so arduous, so challenging, that when it finally arrives, the adrenaline can't help but take over. I love the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie that the indoor game can engender.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Games #Accomplishment

  • The indoor game is much more of a team game, having to work effectively with a group of 15 to 20 people, striving to improve every day, every drill, even every contact. The beach game is much more of an individual game within a team sport, much less about organized practices with coaches and much more about just playing the game.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Sports #Volleyball #Beach

  • Most people put a hat and glasses on to go incognito. I take them off.
    -- Karch Kiraly

    #Volleyball #Glasses #People

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