Spring sports are ready to kick off and athletes are gearing up for practice #1! To gain motivation and drive for the spring sports season, I hope you enjoy this compilation of 20 inspirational sports quotes. Time to step up, gear up and get going! Let’s make the 2017 spring sports season the best yet!

“It’s hard to beat a person who NEVER gives up.” – Babe Ruth

 

“Prove them wrong.” – Unknown

 

“Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells, ‘Can’t’, but you don’t listen. You just push harder, and then you hear the voice whisper, ‘Can’, and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.” – Unknown

 

“I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies…I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are good signs that I’m ready for the moment.” – Stephen Curry

 

“Every day is a chance to get better.” – Unknown

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them; a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” Muhammad Ali

 

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

 

“The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” – Unknown

 

“One thing about championship teams is that they’re resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.” – Nick Saban

 

“T.E.A.M. – Together Everyone Achieves More.” – Unknown

 

“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” – Simone Biles

 

“To watch people push themselves further than they think they can, it’s a beautiful thing.” Abby Wamback

 

“Be the player that coaches warn their team about.” – Unknown

 

“Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.” – Larry Bird

 

“The harder you work and the more prepared you are for something; you’re going to be able to persevere through anything.” – Carli Lloyd

 

“Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.” – Unknown

 

“It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” -  Unknown

 

“No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength.” – Pat Summitt

 

I hope this compilation of motivational sports quotes from unknown and famous authors helps jump-start your spring season! Leave a comment with your favorite quote here, or your favorite not shown here! We would love to hear from you!