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The Best Volleyball Cheers & Chants (For all Situations)

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.



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!

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.

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.

      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.

      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.

      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:

How to Write a Great Volleyball Cheer

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