Most people when looking for volleyball cheers and chants see what Google throws up and then use them the next game without giving it too much thought. There isn’t too much wrong with this – everyone loves shortcuts after all, and particularly if a time-proven chant is found that is easy to remember and commonly heard at games.
However, what if the cheer was completely unique? One that people become excited about because all they ever usually hear are chants that they have heard a thousand times before and have now become boring?
That sounds much better to us.
While creating your own cheers and chants can at first seem like a daunting task, there really isn’t much too worry about.
So how you can write a good chant?
All it takes is a little practice and know-how.
It’s always a smart idea to ensure that any chants and cheers are concise. While this is important in all sports, making a chant that much more memorable, it is absolutely vital in volleyball due to the quick nature of the game.
Volleyball doesn’t allow for much downtime thanks to points and the time in-between points lasting for just a few seconds, so a chant that can be performed in a few seconds makes all the difference.
A chant not only needs to be concise, but it also needs to include repetition. The great thing about making a chant repetitive is that it is easier to remember and has that much more power when delivered, sticking in the minds of the fans and players long after the game has finished.
When a chant or cheer rhymes it keeps it in harmony, and ensures that the fans know what is coming next, making the chant easier to remember.
It’s a good idea to keep the rhymes as simple as possible, so think about using an AABB or even AAAA rhyming scheme.
Many have reported that they have had the best results by following this very simple method, and we recommend doing so to.
- Create 2 columns
- Write some verbs in one column
- Write some rhyming words in the other column
- Think about using short and repetitive words and phrases
That’s all there is too – we said that it would be simple! If you’re still having issues, however, then we recommend taking a look at a rhyming dictionary to see which words go best together and to see how you could best formulate a chant from those words.
We would also recommend you write down a few words that describe the characteristics of your school, such as the team’s mascot, name and colors, so you have a good starting point to build upon.