Volleyball Cheers and Chants

Courtside players have an important role as the team’s cheer leaders. Cheers boost morale, and encourage and energize team-mates to do their best.

First, we suggest each team agree on a team name. Two syllable names seems to work best for cheers, but you can make multi-syllable names work, too.

Ideas for names for Aftershock Volleyball teams are:

  • Seismos
  • Shakers
  • Quakers

  • Tremors
  • Shockers
  • Ripples

  • Shivers
  • Quivers
  • Tremblers

  • Rumblers
  • Epicenters
  • Vibrations

Here are some cheers to get you started!

Chant #1

 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!

Chant #2

 O-V-E-R, Over the net (clap twice)
 Serve it, serve it
 Go (girl’s name that’s serving)!

This is one of those really short volleyball cheers while a player is serving. Although clichéd, it is really effective.

Chant #3

Okay this one’s for boosting a team’s morale, check it out!

 3,6,9 our serves are fine
 bump it to me, set it to me one more time
 get low, get low, put yo knee pads on the flow.
 (everyone yells) YOU KNOW!

Chant #4

This is another one of those really good volleyball cheers. Although short and sweet, it gets the message crystal clear right across to an opponent team.

 Uno, dos, uno dos tres
 This next serve’s gonna be an ACE!

Chant #5

If you want to tell another team that it is absolutely not in the hunt to win and it is your team which is going to win, then this is a perfect one amongst the umpteen volleyball cheers.

 Hey Hey
 You get out of our way
 Today is the day
 We will put you away!

Chant #6

 We’re Bad,
 We’ve got the game,
 We can’t be had,
 We’re the best,
 Our Team’s got steam, (or We are the cream!)
 We’ve got the Stuff,
 To rock your team!
 Go (team name) GO!

Chant #7

When the situation is bad for your team at time out, cheerleaders can cheer their team by this one –

 We are the (your team name—two syllables works best)
 The mighty, mighty (your team name)
 We got the beat yeah
 And it goes like this
 Clap your hands together twice 
 Clap the hands of the cheerleaders next to you twice, or if you are on the end clap your side
 Clap your hands in your lap twice
 Stomp twice

Chant #8

 We’re number one
 Can’t be number 2
 And we’re going to beat
 The whoopee out of you!

Chant #9

 ACE! A – C – E , ACE!

On last “ACE” raise one index finger in the air and stomp with one foot. This chant is done by the players on the court when their server serves an untouchable ball.

These were some of the good volleyball cheers, but this is not a conclusive list! You can find many more like these on the internet or can even make your own funny volleyball cheers using your creativity. So, constant innovation in cheers and chants is needed by cheerleading team.

However, there are a few things which need to be kept in mind during volleyball cheers. These are:

  • Ideally there should not be any cheering in game when a player is hurt.
  • Cheering for every point is not really a good idea. Spacing out the cheers is the key.
  • If your team loses or misses a point it is not apt to cheer.
  • In case either or both teams are in a discussion with the officials, cheering is absolutely not allowed.

That’s it! Just remember these things and cheer your team in the best possible way!

 Portions By Medha Godbole, and the rest by Aftershock Volleyball Club