Originally Posted by sclim
I had this same difficulty. (Although unlike you I only watched that one video, not the whole library -- looks like I should go back and do some browsing!)
He's a big advocate of high elbow catch and even said he saw a reduction in shoulder injuries from the straight arm catch in the 70's. Talks about keeping the upper arm as close to the surface as your ability will allow. Sounds like the same things I hear at practice!