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Motivational Pre-Game Soccer Chants

Like teams from other sports, some soccer teams use pre-game motivational chants to get themselves in the zone and to prepare mentally for the game.

Why should you use pre game chants for Soccer?

Going into your soccer game in the right frame of mind is essential if you want to perform at your peak and do the very best you can.

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Motivational chanting is proven to focus the mind and the repetitive nature of the words and rhythm train the mind to recall and focus on high-performance from soccer training and previous games you’ve excelled in.

The opportunity to develop a motivational chant for your soccer team is virtually limitless, although we have listed some of our favourite ones below.

It has to be said though that successful soccer chanting is about getting pumped up and focussing the mind for the game ahead. It is less about what you say and much more about how you say it.

Watch the guys from the UWF men’s soccer team deliver their pre-game motivational chant. This is done with feeling and gets every one of the players in the right frame of mind:

Popular Soccer Pre Game Chant

So, given that what you chant is of less importance than how you chant it, why not see if you can adapt any of these to suit your soccer team:

Crazy Thugged Out

"crazy (what what),

thugged out (what what),

everybody rock this party

thug it out (what what)”

(and repeat it about 3 times and get louder and faster every time - the first time is slow then speed it up)

What type of Day is it?

This is a popular football chant where everyone makes a circle around the captain and starts clapping slowly then eventually at a fast pace

Captain: What type of day is it?

Team: Great day to be alive!

Captain: Rebels (my teams name) how do you feel?

Team: Fired up!

Captain again: How do you fell?

Team: Fired up!

Captain: how do you feel?

Team: Fired up!

Captain: Breakdown ready?

Team: Set!

Captain: Ready?

Team: Set!

Captain: Ready?

Team: Set!

Captain: Ready?

Team: Set!

Captain: Ready ready ready?

Team: Set set set

Captain: Set set set

Team: *clap 3 times

Clear Heads

This is a famous pep talk from Coach Taylor in the hit show Friday Night Lights:

“Clear heads,

open hearts,

can’t lose...”

What time is it?

This one comes from the Ravens...

What time is it? GAMETIME!

What time is it? GAMETIME!

All the dogs in the house? (commence barking, growling noises)

(Followed by some intense screaming!)

Every Day I Promise

T-Every day

T- In every way

T- I promise

T- To do my best

T-'Cause it's all for one

T- And one for all

T- We are the team

T- That can't be beat

T-We are the team

T- That won't be beat.

Captain-Who are we?

Team- Warriors!

Captain- Who are we?

Team- Warriors!

Captain- Warriors on 3. Warriors on me. 1,2,3,

Team- WARRIORS!

Game Time

What time is it?

Game time

What are we gonna do?

Get some

(team) on 3

123 (team)

Who Are We?

C - who are we?

T - chargers

C - who?

T - chargers

C - who?

T - chargers

C - who we gonna beat?

T - (opponent)

C - who?

T - (opponent)

C - who?

T - (opponent)

C - what we gonna give 'em?

T - hell

C - what?

T - hell

C - what?

T – hell

We Shall Not be Intimidated

“We shall not!

We shall not be intimidated!

For we!

For we are the intimidators!

I said we shall not!

We shall not be intimidated!

For we!

For we are the initimidators!”

Or maybe try this one:

The Ultimate Pre Game Chant

To prove the point that it is not what you say but how you say it, and to demonstrate absolutely what getting “in the zone” looks like, let's borrow from a different sport for a moment to finish.

The New Zealand ‘All Blacks’ are the best international rugby side to ever play the sport and before every fixture they perform the Haka, a traditional ancient Maori war dance on the field. This simultaneously strikes fear into the hearts of their opponents whilst also builds energy to get every All Black player mentally ready and in the zone so they’re ready to go to war on the field.

Watch this clip to see how a pre-game chant should be done and see if you can emulate this! I'm pretty sure that your opponents would rather take the next bus home than play a game with your team if you came up with something like this:

Have your Say

Let us know in the comments below if you

  • Do you use any special soccer cheers before game time?
  • Have you heard any good youth soccer team chants?
  • What's the best soccer pre game chant you've heard?
  • What's the worst motivational chant you've heard?

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