The Rules of Beach Soccer – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Beach Soccer – EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains, the Rules of Beach Soccer
The object of the game is for your team to score more goals than the opposing team.
Beach Soccer, also known as Beach Football is a variation of Association Football, and
the general rules of the game apply here, but with some significant differences.
This variation is played with two teams of up to 12 players, with 5 players taking to
the sand at any one time. This includes one goalkeeper and four outfield players. The game is played on a sand pitch that measures
a maximum of 37m x 28m. Penalty areas are 9m in front of the goals,
and the goals themselves are a lot smaller too, 5.5 metres wide and 2.2 metres high. To score a goal, you must put the ball into
your opponent’s goal. For it to count, the whole of the ball must
completely cross the goal line. In Beach Soccer, you are allowed to touch
the ball with every part of your body except your arms.
The main ways to move the ball is to kick the ball to a team mate which, is known as
a pass. Or run with the ball whilst controlling it
with your feet, known as dribbling. Teams will usually orchestrate passes and
dribbles so that they can score. The defending team will try and stop you by
tackling. The can intercept passes, block shots or try
and kick the ball away from you and move the ball in the other direction so that they can
score themselves. A defender must be careful here, as if the
referee decides that they made contact with the player without touching the ball, or made
contact without trying to win ball, he can award a foul against them. Fouls, usually
lead to free kicks and sometimes worse. The game is played in three 12 minutes periods,
for a combined playing time of 36 minutes. Unlike normal football, the clock stops every
time there is a stoppage of play. Highest score at the end of time, wins.
There are no draws in this game, so a three minute overtime period will be played to determine
the winner. If scores are still tied after those three minutes, it goes to a penalty
shootout. Beach soccer is a really simple to understand,
but there’s a few other things you’ll need to know before playing or watching a
game. For example. Fouls.
As mentioned earlier, a referee can award fouls for players who break the rules.
Fouls usually lead to free kicks, but can also lead to a yellow card which is a warning
to the player. This player then has to leave the field for two minutes whilst their team
plays without them. You can also be shown a red card, where you
are ejected from the game completely. The offending team may replace you, but only after
two minutes. Substitution.
There are unlimited substitutions in this game, and they can happen at any time.
All substitutions must be made through the substitution areas on the side-lines.
Hand ball If you happen to touch the ball with an arm,
forearm, elbow or hand, the referee will call ‘hand-ball’ against you, and possession
of the ball is awarded to the other team. The goalkeeper is the only person allowed
to handle the ball so long as he is in his own penalty area.
Penalty Kick If a defender handles the ball in the penalty
area, or brings down an attacker in the penalty area, the referee will award a penalty kick
to the other team. The ball will be placed on the edge of the
penalty area and an attacking player can try and score with one kick, against the goalie.
Direct Free Kick Usually awarded after a team has a foul, a
player is allowed to strike the ball unopposed from the spot of the foul. This in effect
is pretty much a penalty kick, from almost anywhere on the sand.
Throw in & Kick in. If the ball leaves the area of play, the ball
is awarded to the team who did not touch it last.
Unlike normal football, you can elect to throw or kick the ball back into play.
Other differences. Footwear is not allowed. You must play barefoot.
There is no such thing as offside. and goalkeepers only have four seconds to
play the ball. I highly recommend watching my videos on how
to play football / soccer and my video on Futsal, which you can find here on my channel
But if you have found this video at all helpful, please like, share and subscribe.
It takes me ages to make one of these things and good karma is very much appreciated.
Follow me on Twitter also and if you’re on Reddit, you can post this video and discuss
it there, but in the meantime, enjoy Beach Soccer. Ninh Ly – – @NinhLyUK

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74 thoughts on “The Rules of Beach Soccer – EXPLAINED!

  1. Xlr8-BigMan Mac says:


  2. Matthew Lo says:

    it’s always a good day when a new “Ninh Ly Explains Sport Rule” video comes out!

    Good work, yo!!

  3. Johnson Wang says:

    A 4 minute video released 1 minute ago and over 32 views

  4. Logie Bear says:


  5. Logie Bear says:

    Next beach rugby

  6. Make Eire Grand Again says:

    I wonder how Russia are good at this sport mean I like Russia and all but it's not the warmest country in the world like how to they practice in winter huh?

  7. Rax _XD says:


  8. Samsawdog m says:

    This is the best channel

  9. Snaily says:

    Finally, a sport I can play!

  10. Ninh Ly says:

    Ninh explains – The Rules of Beach Soccer.
    If you like football/soccer but can't stand how long it is and the few amount of goals per game, try watching beach soccer!
    High scoring, short games, what's not to love?
    Be sure to share this video and subscribe 😀

  11. Juan Munoz says:

    I requested this and now it's here. Good job Ninh Ly. 👍🏼

  12. Nikko Doan says:

    That looks like a very unique game. Why is it not played in the Summer Olympics?

  13. The Orupturetan says:

    These highlights are the only time I'm pretty sure that Russia beats Brazil in any form of soccer. Also, would you ever consider looking at Arena Soccer? It's not much like futsal despite how it may sound.

  14. MeGX_Globe says:

    Could you do the rules of rounders? I love these videos as they are very educational for people who don’t know what the rules are and people who want to do that sport knowing all about the rules.

  15. Mordecai The Awesome BlueJay says:

    Just in time for the World Cup Ninh?

  16. NijuGMD says:

    Thank you Ninh! I remember asking for beach football a while ago and my request has been fulfilled.

  17. Gary Turbo says:

    They should have a women's league

  18. Coordinator says:

    Thanks Nihn

  19. Fido Artz says:

    Have you cover indoor or Arena soccer? If not will you cover that sport? It's pretty much still a thing today since 1970. And I'm sure you can't really confuse it for futsal.

  20. SpitefulAZ says:

    please do the rules of foosball (table soccer) ! we actually had a disagreement over said rules at a hostel in Berlin!

  21. SuperVince93 says:

    I love the no tie rule. I don't think ties belong in sports.

  22. DragonRider75 says:

    It is weird that they have three periods just like in ice hockey. In fact, those two sports are the only ones that I have heard about that play three periods.

  23. Jonas Bautista says:

    Hi ninh, greetings from Cosoleacaque, Veracruz,Mexico until England :D, i like me a video about the rules of the roller hockey and/or the inline roller hockey. The first sport is played in a wood pitch and the players used a quad-four-rolls skates; and is very popular in Spain and Portugal. The second is very similar to the ice hockey but is played in a solid floor pitch and not on ice, the players used a inline-four-rolls skates and is very popular in United States and Canada…do you meet these sports? I am very sure that you do, because you are an expert in this topic.
    Please make a video explaining the rules of anyone of this two sports (and if you can, make the two videos, ahahahaha), i am very fan of alls variants of hockey, but these two don't understand very much. Thanks, Ninh, you are the best YouTuber 🙂

  24. Alex Kim says:

    ninh can you do the rules of flag (american) football? thanks!

  25. Coordinator says:

    Why do they play music during active play?

  26. Daniel K says:

    Excellent job again as always! I've always wanted to see Beach Soccer in the Summer Olympic program! It's still a relatively new sport so maybe it'll appear sometime in the future!

  27. Phil UnityUnreal says:

    Yeah! That helps me to develop a part of my website about football (soccer)! 🙂

  28. Evan Ferguson says:

    this sport looks like so much fun!

  29. W O K E A F says:

    You should do one on Saw traps. I’m just kidding.

  30. Nicholas Garcia says:

    Wow… I didn't realize this was an official sport… usually, I just see people on the beach playing it casually (pickup beach soccer, if you will).

  31. sentry athlete says:

    At 0:55 "at beach soccer your allowed to touch every part of your body except your arms".including your ass?

  32. Θεμης Α. says:

    Beach football

  33. idk ok says:

    Ninh Do rules of brännboll swedish baseball

  34. Andrew James says:

    Do Rules of Polo Please

  35. Wiluzi Productions says:

    More like futsal

  36. Páll kolbeins says:

    How about beach handball

  37. Edgar Hernandez says:

    Yessss finally. Well done Ninh

  38. jake domínguez says:

    do 3 sided football

  39. nv.f says:

    Bitch Sokka

  40. Fastbreak 383 says:

    Why did u delete how to play craps?

  41. Adam says:

    Can you please explain flag football (American Flag Football League)?

  42. WeirdShit4You Xp says:

    Pls do rules of swamp soccer (finnish sport)

  43. Not Dougo says:

    Do touch football/rugby

  44. D3us says:

    A very unique game to take a look at is Jugger. Its a genuine sport based off a sport from a movie

  45. pedro joker says:

    Keep up the work been watching ur videos lately. They really help

  46. alex koppany says:

    Do the rules of padel

  47. sentry athlete says:

    Alright Ninh just tell me o.k.I won't argue

  48. Clip Boss says:

    You know what I like about you Ninh? Besides your brain, I admire the fact that you actually reply to & interact with your fans comments quite a bit. Even mine a couple of times.

  49. snake20ist says:

    I thought of another sport you could do a video about, Biathlon.

  50. Czar Никола́й II says:

    I’ve played football/soccer on a beach before, and I must say runn8ng in sand is a fair bit more tiring than running on a field. Great video.

  51. The Mr. Pete Channel needs 700 subs! says:

    Other sports you can explain. Beach Handball, Horse Racing, Yachting, Croquet, Indoor Field Hockey, Bull Fighting, Banned Sports, Target Shooting, Track & Field games, Pumpkin Chucking, Cheese Rolling or Little League Baseball.

  52. Piotr Prixe says:

    2:37 Should Be Called Red Pallet!😂

  53. Zachary Maneja says:

    A lot of them have short hair

  54. StFidjnr says:

    fifa's answer to ice hockey

  55. Coordinator says:

    Do all two minute penalties have to be served in full?

  56. Jacob Simpson says:

    Could you do a water polo video?

  57. Mortimer Mcbride says:

    I’m surprised the Russians won with a good lead too. Brazil is usually the king of sand sports, and Russia isn’t the biggest football country.

  58. Brayden Brown says:

    Hey nihn I had a good idea for a video series you could make it may sound good or too much
    but I thought about a series about what you need for sports like equipment, uniform, shoes and optional gear,
    And great channel, I learned some sports I never herd of.
    thanks man you're awesome 🙂

  59. NolfyMcWolfy says:

    Hey Ninh, can you make a video about the differences between Judo and Ju Jistu (or BJJ)?
    If that does not work, can you make a video about the differences between Ju Jitsu and Brazilian Ju Jistu
    (and can you make a seperate video about both types of Ju Jistu)?

  60. Sheikh Abou says:

    Can you explain Dodge Ball

  61. padoification says:

    could you make a video of kabaddi, its tag only in a pro leagu etc… it was very interesting to see…

  62. Pedro Dorantes says:

    Correct me if I'm wrong Ninh, it's the football softer than a regular association football one?

  63. Piotr Prixe says:

    1:15 Russia 4-0 Up to Against Brazil

    Yes Товарищи Yes

  64. TRiG (Ireland) says:

    Looks like a good sport for eye candy.

  65. Judy Chen says:

    Beach soocer have easy goals

  66. Ruben T says:

    Getting sand in your eyes: the sport.

  67. Benjamin Alexander says:

    Ninh, which is the sport you found very complicated??

  68. Fucking Marik says:

    I'd be too scared to stub my toe or get my shins fucked

  69. Laura Smith says:

    Why does Russia even have a BEACH soccer team?

  70. Emo Bassist says:

    How do they know what is the penalty area theres no lines

  71. Lelaine Morato says:

    I like how the guy at 2:38 used a ping pong paddle as a red card

  72. Duong Hoang Minh says:

    Wait the red card with the paddle?! Ha! That a table tennis paddle. Anyway should I play with the standard size 5 soccer ball to play beach soccer?

  73. Ed Dunaway says:

    Beach soccer looks like fun almost the same rules as indoor soccer but you can't wear shoes looks like it can be a Olympic summer game

  74. Vim Alcel Naraga says:

    2:36 What is that ping pong paddle doing over there?

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