Spider Guard Pass Step on Thigh
This is a very common pass to the Spider Guard. It is highly effective throughout all of the ranks if you can get standing on the thigh. Keep in mind, against an active Spider Guard Player that your timing and spatial control will have to be extremely well controlled in order to stand on the thigh. It is for that reason that I say this pass is a medium percentage pass. Not because it’s not good, but becuase it is common enough that most avid Spider Guard players are on the look out for this movement.
I point out in the video that you want to step on the bottom leg when it is straight. Throughout the week we had a lot of conversations about this bottom leg, and although I say the leg should be straight, it is ok to step on that leg at any time when you can get to it. Pinning it to the ground has a lot of power, especially when it comes to breaking the grip on the sleeve.
This move is best used in conjunction with the other passes. If you go to step on the thigh , and they pump their legs and move their hips away from the step it’s totally ok to combine this with the last pass that I posted. It will also work in conjunction with the future passes that I will post.