If you have to send tapes, then save it. The Cow Catcher is a solid fundamental move suitable for youngsters in the age group he is dealing with. And as some have said, this move works at all levels. If they learn it now, then this is something they will be able to keep in their tool box that they can pull out when ever they need it.
I like it Krause...And its not crap, its legit. It just isn't something you do in the first period...its something you do after you wear your opponent down, with heavy hands. One problem though, its called a Cement Job, not a cow catcher!
Good Coach, I hear you on the going into the 3.4 times a match and having to be able to score in it and then going to the cow catcher as the "move". I would have gone with a left right snap to a double elbow control and spin to the right!. They dont go together but I went into it because it was a youth technique and the main thing I wanted to point out was the driving back over the ankles, like Metcalf did. I guess my brain skipped. Not any of my guys are hooked on this, in fact i dont think many hit it. But I dont think its crap. Krause
http://www.flowrestling.org/videos/coverage/view_video/236041-iowa-18-16-iowa-state/225462-filthy-fallwho says this move doesn't work?
If anyone thinks the cement job is a horrible move to show wrestlers of any age, then they must not have watched much high-level wrestling. The cement job, when done right, works on all levels of the sport. Ever see Johnny Thompson, Tom Brands or Brent Metcalf wrestle? Then you've seen someone pinned in a cement job before. Anyone remember Rob Rohn hitting the cement mixer in the finals of the NCAA tournament for the fall? Headlocks, inside trips, lateral drops, cement jobs, etc., all work when done right and you will see them every year in the NCAA tournament. Wrestlers need to have some 5-point moves in their arsenal, especially when they're losing with short time on the clock. If you don't have some 5-point moves you can hit when you need them, you are severely limiting yourself as a wrestler.
First, Krause said "get your opponent kind of softened-up. He's pretty tired in the third period." This tells you right away that he knows this is not a bread-n-butter move.Second, he does not teach the kids to get out of position to get this move.Third, this is a possible match-ender.To be clear Good Coach, you punish your wrestlers when they are able to tire their opponent out, stay in good position, and potentially pin their opponent. I consider this to be a low percentage move but the return on investment is high. I think that you should reevaluate your previous comments about this move. Reevaluate on 3. 1,2,3.....REEVALUATE
I freakin love this guy. He's an unbelievable teacher. I crack up every time he's on. These children and parents are very lucky!