A little inspiration never hurt. We asked “What’s your team’s motto for the upcoming season?” Here are some of the responses we received.
Mia: “Our team is not responsible for lost or stolen pride.”
Lexi: My soccer team motto is: “Have no regrets. Leave everything on the field.”
Elizabeth: “Citius, Altius, Fortius aka Swifter, Higher, Stronger”.
KCR: Nosotros Creemos” (“We Believe”)
Christina: I’m not on a team but I’ m a whitewater kayaker whose motto is: I came to kick ass and chew bubble gum – and it looks like I’m all out of bubble gum!
Stormo: Our team shirts say: Lead, Follow or Get Out of Our Way (I guess that’s our team motto).
Vballchick: Our volleyball team has a motto: Set It and Forget It
Ultimo: Focus Together ….actually that’s the athletic departments motto this year but we say it when we are getting down on our self.
MadAlly: We’ve had a couple of mottos. my fav tho is “Bruises, Sweat, Blood, Tears, Lady Bucks Have No Fears.“Pipecleaners: For club ball last year we had “One Team One Goal One Game“Firecracker08: ours is “Play with Passion.“
IzAngelica: New Year… New Team…Same Dream
Coach Marti: The team I’m coaching right now motto is “Think Big.” Nice and simple but big in interpretations.
HannahBananna: “Together Fight, Together Win”
laxgrl91: My LAX team has “Chix with Stix” embroidered on our jerseys.
dcbbp: At Dana College, the Women’s Basketball team motto is: “Accept the Challenge.�
AliB: “Set the Standard, Demand Respect, Win Big”
Sharpie: Our volleyball team’s motto is “Can You DIG It“.
Bluebell: Ours is “United As One” (it’s also an inside joke about unibrows).
CoachJane: Teamwork Will Make the Dream Work…
LittleShot: “Familae Grandis Et Laetum” which I think is Latin for “One Big Happy Family”?
MSUgrl: When I was at Michigan State the tennis team had two mottos: “Grace Under Pressure” and “No Regrets.”
LeeLee: “Succisa Virescit” is Latin for “When cut down, it grows back stronger.”
RgbyGrl: Kia Kaha is Maori meaning “Forever Strong!”
EngMjr: At SFU the Track & Field team’s motto is “Faster, Higher, and Further.”
Missy485: Our team’s motto is: “You Gotta Be In It To Win It.”
Supersweeper: One of our team mottos is “What You Put In Is What You Get Out.”
sabreka: “If you keep working harder and harder you will only get better and better.”
Not all mottos send the right message. One coach we spoke with had this to say:
“No Pain, No Gain” is a motto that may cause many unnecessary injuries. You don’t have to push kids or people to do more than they should on an athletic field.
Another sports motto this same coach disagrees with is: “Winning Is The Only Thing.” He says “This may be true if your job as a professional coach depends on it but most kids should be playing for the fun of it.”
How do you create a two or three word team motto that sums up the pursuit of victory/achievement with the necessity of team unity? Do you have a motto that inspires you? Let us know.