The setter is a key player on offense. Some would say THE key player. That’s because the setter is involved in nearly every play—setting the offensive rhythm, deciding which plays to run, and converting poor passes into hittable balls. Yet mastering the techniques of setting can be difficult.
In the Lauren Carlini Setting Package, the four-time All-American and USA National Team member gives you 40 action-packed videos of setter-specific drills, advanced setting challenges and pre-match strategy discussions designed to improve your offense.
Using the “triangle” technique for attaining correct hand position
Promoting a neutral body position to fool the opponent’s defense
Positioning your body properly to execute forward, back, side, jump and spin sets
Getting to balls quickly using shuffle, run, outside plant and inside spin movements
Performing jump sets using four different footwork patterns
Controlling the ball when setting to different locations on the court
Subscribe now to discover Lauren’s secrets to better setting—and, as a bonus, unlock 1,500 additional coaching videos and clinics, pre-made practice plans, worksheets, and online coaching courses available only through the Art of Coaching Volleyball.
As volleyball players go, Lauren Carlini ranks among the best of the best. During her storied career spanning more than a decade, she has earned recognition as a four-time All-American, member of the USA Women’s National Team and the first ever volleyball recipient of the esteemed AAU Sullivan Award. She has trained with legendary coaches, competed at the collegiate, national and professional levels, and has been heralded as one of today’s best elite setters.
University of Wisconsin team member 2013-2017
Won the 2014 NCAA Championship title
Appeared in 4 straight NCAA Tournaments
Earned 4 national rankings, never lower than 4th
Ranked 2nd on the University of Wisconsin record list with 5,599 assists
Set a University of Wisconsin record for 74 career double-doubles
National & Post-Collegiate Career
Member of the Savino Del Bene Volleyball professional team 2017-present
Member of USA Girls’ Youth and Women’s National Volleyball teams 2010-present
Won gold and bronze medals at the NORCECA Pan-American Cup
2017 AAU Sullivan Award winner
2017 Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor winner
Four-time AAU All-American
Two-time Big Ten Setter of the Year
Four-time first-team All-Conference Award winner
2014 Big Ten Player of the Year
2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should get this series?
The Lauren Carlini Setter Training Series is for anyone who wants to learn what it takes to be a skilled setter. This includes: parents who want to understand the setter role better, players who are training to be their team’s setter, liberos or other non-setters who want to improve their setting skills, coaches who want to train setters more effectively, and athletic directors who want to provide their coaches with essential setting tools.
Q: How long will it take me to get through the entire sries?
Most videos in the Lauren Carlini Setter Training Series are less than 10 minutes long. If you have the time, it’s possible to watch them all in about an hour and a half. Or you can view one or two at a time and spread the series out over a couple of days. The videos are ready for viewing whenever it fits your schedule.
Q: Where can I view the series?
You’re a busy person, so we make sure our videos are available wherever and whenever you need them. You can view the Lauren Carlini Setter Training Series—and all of our other Art of Coaching Volleyball videos—on any device, anytime, anywhere just by logging into the site and heading to My Training Series from your My Account dashboard.
Q: Why should I get this series?
Setting requires excellent touch and technique, and who better to train you than a 10-year veteran revered as one of the best setters in the world? In the Lauren Carlini Setter Training Series, you’ll get access to unique drills that develop setting skills quicker and more effectively. You’ll find challenges that will test and push current skills to new levels. You’ll also hear Lauren and Hall of Fame Coach Jim Stone describe how to develop a winning game plan by assessing competitor strengths and weaknesses. If your goal is to become a better setter or you want to help your setters reach a higher performance level, the Lauren Carlini Setter Training Series has the tools you need to get there.
Q: Do I have lifetime access to the content?
If you purchase the Lauren Carlini Setter Training Series, you’ll be able to view the videos any time you want; they won't expire. If you sign up for a premium membership, you’ll get access to Lauren's Setter Series AND the rest of our online library (including coaching courses, clinics, pre-made practice plans and worksheets) for as long as you have a premium subscription. It’s our way of giving you everything you need to become the best coach you can be.
Q: Will I be able to view the videos in any order?
The videos may be viewed in any sequence. When it comes to using the training drills with players, however, we suggest going in the order they are arranged. They get progressively more difficult, so give your setters time to master simpler drills before moving on to more complex ones.