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The Rules of Beach Soccer – EXPLAINED!

October 7, 2019

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


  • Reply Xlr8-BigMan Mac June 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm


  • Reply Matthew Lo June 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

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

    Good work, yo!!

  • Reply Johnson Wang June 16, 2018 at 7:03 pm

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

  • Reply Logie Bear June 16, 2018 at 7:05 pm


  • Reply Logie Bear June 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Next beach rugby

  • Reply Make Eire Grand Again June 16, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    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?

  • Reply Rax _XD June 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm


  • Reply Samsawdog m June 16, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    This is the best channel

  • Reply Snaily June 16, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Finally, a sport I can play!

  • Reply Ninh Ly June 16, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    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 😀

  • Reply Juan Munoz June 16, 2018 at 7:40 pm

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

  • Reply Nikko Doan June 16, 2018 at 7:45 pm

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

  • Reply The Orupturetan June 16, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    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.

  • Reply MeGX_Globe June 16, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    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.

  • Reply Mordecai The Awesome BlueJay June 16, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Just in time for the World Cup Ninh?

  • Reply NijuGMD June 16, 2018 at 9:24 pm

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

  • Reply Gary Turbo June 16, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    They should have a women's league

  • Reply Coordinator June 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks Nihn

  • Reply Fido Artz June 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    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.

  • Reply SpitefulAZ June 16, 2018 at 10:47 pm

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

  • Reply SuperVince93 June 16, 2018 at 10:48 pm

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

  • Reply DragonRider75 June 16, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    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.

  • Reply Jonas Bautista June 16, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    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 🙂

  • Reply Alex Kim June 17, 2018 at 12:58 am

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

  • Reply Coordinator June 17, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Why do they play music during active play?

  • Reply Daniel K June 17, 2018 at 2:06 am

    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!

  • Reply Phil UnityUnreal June 17, 2018 at 2:14 am

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

  • Reply Evan Ferguson June 17, 2018 at 2:47 am

    this sport looks like so much fun!

  • Reply W O K E A F June 17, 2018 at 3:23 am

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

  • Reply Nicholas Garcia June 17, 2018 at 4:13 am

    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).

  • Reply sentry athlete June 17, 2018 at 5:57 am

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

  • Reply Θεμης Α. June 17, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Beach football

  • Reply idk ok June 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Ninh Do rules of brännboll swedish baseball

  • Reply Andrew James June 17, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Do Rules of Polo Please

  • Reply Wiluzi Productions June 17, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    More like futsal

  • Reply Páll kolbeins June 18, 2018 at 12:21 am

    How about beach handball

  • Reply Edgar Hernandez June 18, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Yessss finally. Well done Ninh

  • Reply jake domínguez June 18, 2018 at 5:55 am

    do 3 sided football

  • Reply nv.f June 19, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Bitch Sokka

  • Reply Fastbreak 383 June 19, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Why did u delete how to play craps?

  • Reply Adam June 21, 2018 at 7:14 am

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

  • Reply WeirdShit4You Xp June 21, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Pls do rules of swamp soccer (finnish sport)

  • Reply Not Dougo June 21, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Do touch football/rugby

  • Reply D3us June 21, 2018 at 10:14 am

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

  • Reply pedro joker June 23, 2018 at 3:33 am

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

  • Reply alex koppany June 23, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Do the rules of padel

  • Reply sentry athlete June 26, 2018 at 6:36 am

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

  • Reply Clip Boss June 26, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    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.

  • Reply snake20ist June 30, 2018 at 12:50 am

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

  • Reply Czar Никола́й II June 30, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    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.

  • Reply The Mr. Pete Channel needs 700 subs! June 30, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    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.

  • Reply Piotr Prixe July 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    2:37 Should Be Called Red Pallet!😂

  • Reply Zachary Maneja July 7, 2018 at 2:00 am

    A lot of them have short hair

  • Reply StFidjnr July 7, 2018 at 4:15 am

    fifa's answer to ice hockey

  • Reply Coordinator July 12, 2018 at 10:25 pm

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

  • Reply Jacob Simpson July 13, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Could you do a water polo video?

  • Reply Mortimer Mcbride July 13, 2018 at 7:14 am

    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.

  • Reply Brayden Brown July 14, 2018 at 7:11 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply NolfyMcWolfy July 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    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)?

  • Reply Sheikh Abou July 15, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Can you explain Dodge Ball

  • Reply padoification July 16, 2018 at 12:02 pm

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

  • Reply Pedro Dorantes July 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm

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

  • Reply Piotr Prixe July 28, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    1:15 Russia 4-0 Up to Against Brazil

    Yes Товарищи Yes

  • Reply TRiG (Ireland) August 29, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Looks like a good sport for eye candy.

  • Reply Judy Chen September 5, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Beach soocer have easy goals

  • Reply Ruben T September 5, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Getting sand in your eyes: the sport.

  • Reply Benjamin Alexander October 28, 2018 at 5:49 pm

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

  • Reply Fucking Marik March 17, 2019 at 2:13 am

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

  • Reply Laura Smith March 24, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Why does Russia even have a BEACH soccer team?

  • Reply Emo Bassist April 16, 2019 at 6:17 am

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

  • Reply Lelaine Morato April 20, 2019 at 3:22 am

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

  • Reply Duong Hoang Minh June 14, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    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?

  • Reply Ed Dunaway August 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    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

  • Reply Vim Alcel Naraga August 9, 2019 at 8:45 am

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

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