32 Inspirational Teamwork Quotes from Women’s Athletes and Coaches

In team sports, teamwork can make or break a game. Coordination between two athletes and the team as a whole reveals a lot about the mindset of that team. In this post, we’ve gathered some very inspiring yet educational quotes about teamwork from the world of female athletics and sports. With female team sports, humanity made a huge leap in the world of sports. Female team sports brought much-needed freshness and enthusiasm to the world of sports, which had previously been dominated by men’s sports.

With the rise of female team sports came a new set of challenges and obstacles. Female athletes from around the world, on the other hand, welcomed these challenges and rose to the occasion.

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Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Teamwork Quotes

  1. Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results. Pat Summitt, basketball coach.

  2. Teamwork is a lot like being part of a family. It comes with obligations, entanglements, headaches, and quarrels. But the rewards are worth the cost. Pat Summitt, basketball coach.

  3. Teamwork is really a form of trust. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues. Pat Summitt, basketball coach.

  4. Teamwork does not come naturally. Let’s face it. We are born with certain inclinations, but sharing isn’t one of them. Pat Summitt, basketball coach.

  5. Teamwork doesn’t come naturally, it needs to be taught. Pat Summitt, basketball coach.

  6. Put the team before yourself. Pat Summitt, basketball coach.


Soccer Player Mia Hamm Quotes About Teamwork

  1. I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. Mia Hamm, soccer player.

  2. I’m a part of a team, and I’m no better or any worse than any single player on this team. Mia Hamm, soccer player.

  3. Goals have never defined me as a player. What has defined me is my impact on the team. If that means passing or playing defense to win, I’ll do it. Mia Hamm, soccer player.

  4. I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down, and I will not let myself down. Mia Hamm, soccer player.

  5. Being a good teammate is when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds. But you go after it anyways and you get it. Mia Hamm, soccer player.


Quotes About Teamwork From Female Athletes And Coaches

  1. If we can trust each other and leave everything-all our hearts-out on the field, I think we’re going to have something to come home to and cheer about. Abby Wambach, soccer player.

  2. Awards, they come and go. The main thing is it’s all about team. Seimone Augustus, basketball player.

  3. Really get to know and establish relationships with your teammates because they are your new family and they will be the ones there for you when anything goes wrong. Alex Morgan, soccer player.

  4. My teammates are the ultimate motivation. They mean everything to me. They are the reason I want to be at my best. Julie Foudy, soccer player.

  5. I don’t care how talented a team is, unless you believe in one another, you’re weak. Julie Foudy, soccer player.

  6. The spotlight is not just on you: you’re with 10 of your team-mates. I could have done other sports, like tennis and athletics, but I like being part of a team where it’s not just about you; it’s about everybody. Lucy Bronze, soccer player.

  7. Teamwork can build friendships that last a lifetime. Natalya Neidhart, professional wrestler.

  8. Sport has taught me never to be jealous of someone or insecure if somebody is doing well. It’s taught me teamwork and the value of patience. Even If I lose, I know that I’ve actually not lost. Ritika Singh, MMA.

  9. We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other. Mithali Raj, cricket player.

  10. The team with the best athletes doesn’t usually win. It’s the team with the athletes who play best together. Lisa Fernandez, softball player.

  11. Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates. Deborah Palmore

  12. It’s true: teamwork makes the dream work. Natalya Neidhart, professional wrestler.

  13. Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together. Phil Jackson, basketball player.

  14. I don’t need to be Number 1 on the team. If I need to hit, pitch, run, whatever, I will do it. If everything was going to be about me, I’d quit. Michele Smith, American olympian.

  15. Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play more as individuals. Jack Ramsay, basketball coach.

  16. Playmakers are team players. They’re selfless, and their strengths bring out the strengths of their teammates. Tobin Heath, soccer player.

  17. Each person on a team has a responsibility and a role, and knowing the value of each individual and what they bring to the table is something very special and unique. Hilary Knight, ice hockey player.

  18. Be the best teammate you can be, be the best player you can be, and just be as supportive and encouraging for the people who are playing. Kelley O’Hara, soccer player.

  19. I think people have different definitions of team unity. My definition is doing whatever it takes to win, what makes a great team; it’s performance on the field, respect on the field. Hope Solo, soccer player.

  20. Your mind is just constantly moving, thinking of different scenarios, not only on your team but their team too, trying to figure out things they are doing. Becky Hammon, basketball coach.

  21. I’m doing whatever I have to do to help my team win. So, instead of being focused on anything from the outside, I’m focused on winning and that next game. Elena Delle Donne, basketball player.



A fun quiz is a great way to summarize the lessons we can take from these inspiring quotes. This fun quiz is intended to help you remember the key ideas and takeaways from the quotes in our blog post.

How to play?

In this quiz, you must complete the quote you’ve just read from various athletes and coaches by selecting the correct option from the options provided. The aim of this quiz is to help you recall key takeaways from the quotes. You will receive one point for selecting the correct option. Are you ready? Let’s get started.



Also See:

Inspiring Leadership Quotes from Women in Sports

Inspirational Quotes From Sam Kerr

Inspiring Quotes from Female Athletes On Importance of Hard Work


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