Sports slogans provide inspiration, identity, and motivation. Choose from hundreds of sayings and phrases to charge your team and fan base.
If you’re looking for a rallying cry, sports slogans to put on apparel, e.g., a shirt, or a sports team’s theme for the year, this is your spot. Below are our favorites sorted by sport, as well as some that work across many sports. Inspire your fans and liven up the crowd!
Menu For Sports Slogans
Each of our menu items has a devoted page to that sport’s slogans.
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Best Sports Slogans
These sports slogans are great for t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other athletic sports apparel. You can also use them to accompany photos on internet social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
1.) Teamwork Makes The Dream Work.
2.) Intensity is not a perfume!
3.) There’s no traffic on the extra mile.
4.) The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.
5.) Be prepared! “If only” are the famous last words of those who weren’t.
6.) Actions speak louder than coaches.
7.) Great opportunities come to those who make the most of small ones.
8.) To demand more of yourself than you do of others is the first step on any ladder of success.
9.) Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Funny Sports Slogans
10.) Your mom came to watch me play.
11.) Actions speak louder than our coach.
12.) Intensity is not a perfume.
13.) There’s only a little difference between champs and chumps.
14.) 7 days without soccer makes you weak.
Motivating Sports Sayings
Use these for intramurals, sports day at school, adult rec leagues, or youth sports teams.
15.) The heart is the difference between those who attempt and those who achieve.
16.) Play like you’re in first; train like you’re in second.
17.) Sometimes it’s not how GOOD you are but how BAD you want it.
18.) Make your competitive juices overcome your excuses.
19.) Can you feel the heat?
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20.) Hard luck is composed of laziness, bad judgment, and poor execution.
21.) Victory comes to those who make the least mistakes.
22.) Reaching high keeps a player on his toes.
23.) Bad habits are like a good bed – easy to get into but difficult to get out of.
24.) “I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything – “I will try” has performed miracles.
25.) It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
26.) The price of greatness is responsibility.
27.) When you play ball, leave it all.
28.) Unfinished Business.
29.) Fast and Furious.
Catchy Sports Slogans
30.) The true champion believes in the impossible.
31.) All things are difficult before they are easy.
32.) Make the Rules!
33.) Victory requires payment in advance.
34.) Winners in life don’t always win; they don’t give up.
35.) Make good habits, and they will make you.
36.) There’s no elevator to success; take the stairs.
37.) Band of Sisters.
38.) Together Stronger.
39.) If there’s no wind, row.
40.) No one is a failure until they stop trying.
41.) We are one.
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Inspirational Sports Mottos
42.) It is tough to win when your thoughts turn to losing.
43.) Opportunities may knock, but you must open the door.
44.) Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it.
45.) The true champion loses many battles before winning the war.
46.) The greatest game you can win is won within.
47.) To be satisfied with yourself is a sure sign that your forward motion has stopped.
48.) It isn’t the hours you put in but what you put in the hours.
49.) The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.
50.) Our blood, our sweat, your tears.
51.) A team, above all. Above all, a team.
52.) Hustle hit and never quit.
53.) Hustle and heart set us apart.
54.) Respect All, Fear None.
55.) If it’s gotta be, it starts with me.
56.) Refuse to Lose.
57.) All it takes is all you’ve got.
58.) It’s what you do before the season starts that makes a champion.
59.) ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING.
60.) Championships are won at practice.
61.) Practice, practice, practice.
62.) Defense wins.
63.) The offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.
64.) The fans can make you famous. A contract can make you rich. The press can make you a superstar. But only love can make you a player.
65.) There is no limit to what can be accomplished when nobody cares who gets the credit.
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66.) Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best.
67.) Some want it to happen, Some wish it would happen, and Others make it happen.
68.) Win The Last Game!
69.) Ya Gotta Believe!
70.) We Are Family.
71.) Take Flight!
72.) Believe it, Achieve it!
73.) Get Up, Get Loud!
74.) Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now.
75.) Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
76.) You can’t be as good as you used to be. You have to be better than.
Motivational Sports Mottos
77.) Play like a Champion Today.
78.) Never let good enough BE enough!
79.) Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
80.) Winning is a habit. Success is a choice.
81.) OUT HUSTLE, OUTWORK, OUT-THINK, OUTPLAY, OUTLAST!
82.) Whatever it takes!
83.) Practice winning every day.
84.) dedication + motivation = success.
85.) Deeds, not Words.
86.) Demand respect or expect defeat.
87.) Sweat plus Sacrifice equals Success.
88.) Unity in Adversity.
89.) Bringing out the best in each other!
90.) On front: We’re Going To Win. On back: So Coach Doesn’t Lose His Job.
91.) Look up, get up, but never give up.
92.) Trust the Process.
93.) Victory is the goal; Determination gets you there.
94.) Unfinished Business.
95.) Eyes on the Rise.
96.) Fear the Deer. (Works well if your team nickname is the “Deer”)
97.) United we play, United we win.
98.) Believe & Achieve.
99.) Grit and Grind.
100.) Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!
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101.) You mess with me; you mess with the whole team.
102.) Teamwork: the ultimate problem solver.
104.) For the glory of victory.
103.) All it takes is all the guts you got.
105.) There is no halftime for cheerleaders. (Cheerleading)
106.) A sound body has a sound mind.
107.) Pain is weakness leaving the body.
108.) One team, one mission.
109.) We get a kick out of you. (Soccer)
110.) No time for losers.
111.) Cheerleaders: Front-row seats to every game.
112.) Quitters never win, and winners never quit.
113.) Better results with consistent practice.
114.) First place is where we feel at home.
115.) There are no soft runners, just hard courses. (cross country)
116.) Real athletes run miles, not yards. (cross country)
117.) Dare to dream; cheer extreme. (cheerleading)
118.) FILO: First in, last out.
119.) Don’t practice till you can make it; practice till you can’t miss.
120.) Winners train; losers complain.
These running sayings are great for track teams, cross-country teams, and running clubs.
121.) Eat pasta; run fast!
122.) You can hide but you can’t run.
124.) Your pace or mine?
123.) My sport is your sport’s punishment.
125.) If you see me collapse, pause my Garmin.
126.) Zombies hate fast food.
126.) To catch me, you have to be good. To stay with me you have to be fast. And to pass me, you got to be kidding.
127.) Follow me to the finish line.
128.) Pain is temporary. Race results posted on the Internet are forever.
129.) Please pardon our dust.
130.) We Run This Town.
131.) You can thank me now for making you look faster.
132.) If I’m not limping it’s because both sides hurt.
133.) This is my race pace.
134.) The older I get, the faster I was.
135.) Who moved the finish line?
136.) If we were playing tag, you’d be it forever.
137.) Dessert tastes better when you run.
Basketball Sports Slogans
138.) Ball don’t lie.
139.) Dishing and Swishing.
140.) Sometimes it’s more than a game.
141.) We are all witnesses.
142.) Trust the process.
143.) Fear the Deer.
144.) You reach, I teach.
146.) Tickles the twine.
147.) No regard for human life.
148.) This is why we play.
150.) Wheeling and Dealing.
151.) A girl’s place is at home.
152.) There is no shame in our game.
153.) Champions play as one.
154.) Fast and furious.
155.) Chicks with sticks.
156.) Throw like a girl (if you can).
157.) All it takes is all you got.
158.) Unity in adversity.
159.) Run hard; turn left.
160.) Whatever it takes.
161.) Scared Hitless.
162.) Been there; dug that.
163.) New kid on the block.
164.) Bump, set, spike — that’s what we like!
165.) Love at first spike.
166.) Peace – Love – Volleyball!
167.) Born to play.
168.) Serves you right.
169.) Talk to the hands.
170.) Max out!
171.) That’s what she set.
172.) Pass the ball, and win them all.
173.) Together we play; together, we slay!
174.) Unbeatable spirit, unforgettable moments.
175.) Don’t be just a player, be a game-changer.
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Compiled by Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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