Lauren shares a video series of communicating on the beach. This series provides examples of knowing what and when to say something on offense, defense and transition.
Lauren is a six year AVP and FIVB pro with two FIVB satellite event wins. Her beach career started in 2003 after being a four year starting outside hitter at UCLA. She earned Pac-10 All-Freshman team honors, three Academic All-American honors and honorable mention All-Pac-10. After college Lauren played pro indoors in Turkey and Puerto Rico. In 2006 she finished eighth in kills, 2007 tenth in blocks and 2009 knocked off the top seed at the Brooklyn Open. On the FIVB Lauren has finished as high as fourth in four different grand slam events.
Lauren presents a video series on blocking. Lauren presents the differences of beach vs indoor, what to do after the block and how blockers can use the wind to their advantage.
Lauren discusses how to exploit an opponents weakness. This series discusses the effectiveness of serving, momentum and intimidation to win matches.
Lauren presents a six part series on transitioning to the beach from indoor. The most important parts of the game are covered along with strategy.
Lauren talks about using video tape. Specifically how to use it effectively to strengthen weak parts of a players game.
Lauren presents a video on the overhand dig for beach volleyball defense. In this the dig is demonstrated to keep control of the ball.
Lauren talks about tough serving. Strategies are discussed primarily with making the opponent move to pass the ball.
Lauren discusses how to use your center of gravity. Examples are shown of when to use it for blocking and pulling.
Lauren demonstrates a one arm dig drill. Discussed is how the drill improves a players range and skill when two arms can be used.
Lauren discusses and demonstrates serve receive. Details on how to handle a high and fast server are covered.
Lauren talks about how to tool the block. Discussed are which sets to use the tool and what type of blocker is easy to tool.
Lauren shares a video on defensive footwork. Starting in the best position and moving smoothly to the cut shot and the line is demonstrated.
Lauren presents a video of defensive footwork drills. Several drills are demonstrated as all can be done without a ball at any time.
Lauren talks about playing in the wind. Discussed is how players need to shorten up their movements in a high wind situation and other tips.
Lauren presents a video on motivation. Talked about is how pro players stay motivated by realizing all the opportunities the game presents to them.