People have been playing volleyball since the 1890s and competing in tournaments since the 1920s.
Though initially designed for businessmen who wanted a game a bit slower-paced than basketball, today’s volleyball teams can be coed, boys- or girls-only, and played on the sand or an indoor court.
There are over 40 million regular players in the U.S. and over 800 million worldwide!
Regardless of the type of volleyball team, you’ll probably want to find a funny and cool name that reflects your team’s spirit.
Below, we list more than 70 volleyball team names appropriate for beach or intramural teams. If you want to create your own team name, we also share some tips below the list.
Itsy Bitsy Spikers
Pop Up Blockers
You've Been Served
The Volley Llamas
We Can Dig It
Sugar and Spike
Back Row Rebels
On the Attack
Attack Line Legion
Jump Serve Society
2 Legit 2 Hit
Good Volley Ms. Molly
Drop & Roll
Vipers of Volley
World Class Hitmen
Flight & Fight
How to Create a Great Volleyball Team Name
Keep the following tips in mind to create the perfect name for your volleyball team from scratch:
- Decide on the type of name you want for your team. It’s easier to create a unique team name once you decide if you want your name to be humorous, cool, dirty, clever, or motivational. Narrowing down your options to a specific mood, a certain number of words, or a theme makes it easier to brainstorm; you only need to find options that fit those parameters. You can use a one-word team name or create a short phrase.
- Think about your team’s strengths and motivation. Come up with a shortlist of words that correspond with your team’s greatest strengths in volleyball. Take a poll of your team members to find out which of these words inspires them to do their best and incorporate it into your team name!
- Get inspiration from your environment. While your team’s status as a beach team or intramural team doesn’t need to directly impact your name (many names are suitable for both), you can get inspiration from where your team plays. Think of the sights and sounds you experience while on the court. For example, if you play sand volleyball, you can use the name of an animal that lives near or in the water as your team’s name and mascot.
- Use a favorite pro team or player for inspiration. If your teammates have a favorite pro volleyball team or player, you can incorporate the name into your team name. You can use a first name, last name, a nickname, or even initials. When you use a pro team name as inspiration, find a way to change it so that your volleyball team name will be unique.
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