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The Rules of Bandy – EXPLAINED!


Ninh explains the Rules of Bandy
The object of the game is for your team to score more goals than the opposing team.
To score a goal, a player must use their stick and shoot the ball into the goal.
Bandy is a European game played with two teams of 16, with 11 players taking to the ice at
any one time. A team must have at least 8 players on the ice at any given time.
Hey Ninh, this looks suspiciously like Ice Hockey, Field Hockey and Soccer?!
Ummm yep! That’s pretty much exactly what Bandy is.
If you take elements of field hockey, ice hockey and football, you get bandy.
The ice is roughly the same size as a football pitch, a maximum of 110m x 65m.
Goals are 3.5m wide and 2.1m high which is similar to field hockey,
But is played on ice, just like ice hockey. Surrounding the goals are the shooting circles,
which form a 17m radius around the goals. These are the free stroke circles, which are
10m in diameter and we’ll talk more about those later. The game starts with a stroke off.
Once a team has possession of the ball, they will try and move the ball towards the opposing
goalkeeper and try and score. You can pass the ball directly between teammates,
or skate and control the ball with either side of the stick, just like in ice hockey.
Unlike ice hockey however, the stick is not curved sideways. So players have to be proficient
in passing and shooting the ball from both the left and the right sides of the stick. The idea is to set up in good position to
be able to shoot the ball towards the goal. The opposing team will try and stop you by
tackling. They are allowed to try and take the ball
away from you and move the ball in the opposite direction so that they can score themselves.
One major rule difference between ice hockey and Bandy is that in Bandy: forceful contact
between players is strictly forbidden – and there are varying degrees of punishment if
you break, this or any of the rules. Breaking the rules may result in a Yellow
Card – which is a warning. A Blue Card – which means that the offending
player has to serve a 5 or 10 minute time penalty.
or a Red Card, similar to football and results in a player being ejected from the game.
Another rule difference, is that in Bandy: the goalkeeper doesn’t have a stick!
He’s the only person who is allowed to catch and throw the ball and can only do that in
his own goal circle. There are many other differences, but those
are the main two you need to know about. The game is usually played in two 45 minute
halves, for a combined playing time of 90 minutes.
In bad weather conditions, the referee can opt to play 3 x 30 minute periods.
Highest score at the end of time wins. That’s basically the gist of it, but there’s
a few other things you’ll need to understand before playing or going to a game. For example: Free Stroke A free stroke is awarded to the other team
if a player breaks one of the rules. Usually, they are awarded for fouls, incorrect
equipment, incorrect procedures, or the ball going out of play.
The ball is hit either 1m away from the sidelines (or more commonly) from the free stroke circles,
depending on the infraction. Corner Stroke Very similar to the short corner in field
hockey – this is awarded if a defender deliberately hits the ball behind their own goal line.
The attacking team places the ball at the corner circle, and the defending team can
put their players behind the goal line. The ball is hit into play and is usually shot
towards the goal immediately. Penalty Shot
If a defender intentionally fouls a player with a legitimate chance to score, a penalty
shot will be awarded to the attacking team. The ball is placed on the ice at the penalty
spot, and just like ice hockey, it’s one shot only.
Any goals scored count towards the overall score. Substitution.
There are unlimited substitutions in bandy, and they can be made at any time except during
a corner stroke. All substitutions must be made within the
designated area. Overtime / Penalty Shootout. If the game is tied after 90 minutes, usually
two extra x 10 minute periods are played to determine a winner. However, some games have the golden goal rule,
where the next goal scored wins the game. For games where a winner must be determined,
a penalty shootout may occur. Team with the most goals after 5 players on
each team shoots the ball … wins. If you’re struggling to understand Bandy,
try watching my other videos on ice hockey, field hockey and football first, and hopefully
this’ll all make sense to you. If you have found this video helpful, please
like, comment share and subscribe. It takes ages to make one of these things
and good karma is very much appreciated. If you’re also on Reddit, you can also post
the video and discuss it there, but in the meantime, enjoy Bandy. Ninh Ly, @NinhLyUK, www.ninh.co.uk

David Frank

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Jordan Logan Posted on April 27, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    A "Stroke off?"

    Reply
  2. frostbitefilms Posted on April 28, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Bandy is a pussies Ice Hockey

    Reply
  3. David Plank Posted on April 28, 2019 at 12:56 am

    So it’s like of soccer players wanted to play hockey but we’re too scared to check

    Reply
  4. Kyle Strange Posted on April 28, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Its hockey for pansies

    Reply
  5. ryan Posted on April 28, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I just wanna play hockey on this massive ice lol

    Reply
  6. Jake Buckley Posted on April 28, 2019 at 4:26 am

    “tackling” just say bodying bro it’s really not that different

    Reply
  7. DMS Posted on April 28, 2019 at 6:07 am

    That's a huge ass net. Shea Weber can probably score from the other end of the ice.

    Reply
  8. jayvardy Posted on April 28, 2019 at 6:58 am

    I should have been a pro bandy player… Why didn't I know this existed 10 years ago? Seriously….

    Reply
  9. fil a Posted on April 28, 2019 at 8:36 am

    It's called ball hockey and we be playing that since the 50's. Looks like someone wanted to jazz it up make a league get fans make millions hide the money retire to a private island…

    Reply
  10. Joe Schmo Posted on April 28, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Seems like an impractically large ice surface. Soccerized hockey with tiny sticks. Given it's played in hockey countries, I can only wonder why a person would rather play bandy.

    Reply
  11. Luke Christensen Posted on April 28, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    This is a pussy version of hockey

    Reply
  12. Pillbox07 Posted on April 29, 2019 at 12:03 am

    3:24 "And… just like in soccer, diving is rewarded, with the player often being given a free go of it as a result…" ~ Narrator (Director's Cut)

    Reply
  13. SynergyReconn - Posted on April 29, 2019 at 1:53 am

    My dad played for Lidkoping Professional.

    Reply
  14. Mike Whalen Posted on April 29, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Bandy is hockey for pussys

    Reply
  15. Evanswift Posted on April 29, 2019 at 3:43 am

    “Full contact is not allowed” annnnnnnnd I’m out

    Reply
  16. alex martell Posted on April 29, 2019 at 4:04 am

    not ice hockey soccer for the penatly shot you can move in hockey learn sports this makes me mad

    Reply
  17. alex martell Posted on April 29, 2019 at 4:05 am

    you know nothing

    Reply
  18. alex martell Posted on April 29, 2019 at 4:05 am

    im sorry but this made me really mad

    Reply
  19. alex martell Posted on April 29, 2019 at 4:05 am

    corners are like corner kicks

    Reply
  20. alex martell Posted on April 29, 2019 at 4:05 am

    youve never seen a game of ice hockey in your life i will bet on it

    Reply
  21. John Snow Posted on April 29, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    So whats this hockey for pussies then lol, i dont get it why not make football where you wear tin foil hats and womens bras and use a balloon instead of a ball and the players all hug each other and compliment each other lol smh

    Reply
  22. Apul Mahdeek Aoud Posted on April 29, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    "The game starts with a stroke off"
    Europeans😂😂😂

    Reply
  23. Justin Meyer Posted on April 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    The game starts.with a "stroke off." Doesn't it always?

    Reply
  24. EnigmaToons Posted on April 29, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Hey, I know many North Americans won't like my coment, but come on! This sport is more interesting to watch than ice-hockey (in my opinion)

    Reply
  25. So Daadu Posted on April 29, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    The great game of Ice Hockey has a gay European cousin named Bandy… Who knew?

    Reply
  26. craggbart bartel Posted on April 29, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Whole fucking thing looks like a stroke off to me

    Reply
  27. Chaz MichaelMichaels Posted on April 30, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Pussy hockey then??

    Reply
  28. IRON60 BITCH Posted on April 30, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Why bother Hockey is the greatest sport on earth this is just a little weird

    Reply
  29. Peter Calvin Madore Posted on April 30, 2019 at 3:45 am

    I’m tuning in for coaches corner!

    Reply
  30. c4n4d4 Posted on April 30, 2019 at 6:11 am

    You had me up until no contact

    Reply
  31. Explo Diddly Posted on April 30, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Non contact sockey.

    Reply
  32. bobby boucher Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Col new sport but ice hockey is soo good

    Reply
  33. Harrisons Groetsch Posted on April 30, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    It's just hockey on rookie mode

    Reply
  34. Bill Prenis Posted on April 30, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Sounds like pussy hockey

    Reply
  35. Jonathan Bumstead Posted on April 30, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Game starts with a stroke off 😂😂 I'm such a child

    Reply
  36. Drew Rycerz Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    I clicked this because I had NO IDEA wtf Bandy was and I'm a hockey goalie.

    Reply
  37. ChubbyWubbyGaming Posted on May 1, 2019 at 2:04 am

    This is a rip off oh hockey lol

    Reply
  38. Dan Sanicola Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:32 am

    NHL needs to make the ice bigger

    Reply
  39. Ryan Alexander Posted on May 1, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I play ice hockey but this would be so much fun

    Reply
  40. Mike Riddick Posted on May 1, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Seems like the guy who couldn't make the field hockey, ice hockey, and soccer team got mad and created this crock pot of a sport

    Reply
  41. Rostom Naouali Posted on May 1, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Bullshit

    Reply
  42. John Nash Posted on May 2, 2019 at 12:56 am

    The stroke off lol

    Reply
  43. Jason Magnuson Posted on May 2, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Rain would completely destroy that ice… so how well would that work out in Europe?

    Reply
  44. Paul Medlicott Posted on May 2, 2019 at 1:45 am

    The game starts with a what?

    Reply
  45. Daniel Stoddard Posted on May 2, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    It's like they looked at hockey and just tried to come up with ways to make it worse.

    Reply
  46. lostmy job Posted on May 2, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I end my days with a Stroke off.

    Reply
  47. Uncle Jimmy Posted on May 3, 2019 at 2:32 am

    With all that ice to build up speed it is probably good they don't allow checking.

    Reply
  48. M_ dizzle Posted on May 3, 2019 at 3:18 am

    They lost me at stroke off!

    Reply
  49. CDC 67 Posted on May 3, 2019 at 5:54 am

    I didn’t get passed the “stroke off”

    Reply
  50. Orios98Gaming Posted on May 3, 2019 at 6:01 am

    so bitch hockey

    Reply
  51. MovieManBrad Posted on May 3, 2019 at 6:29 am

    You lost me at the no checking part.

    Reply
  52. Thomas Greem Posted on May 3, 2019 at 8:56 am

    No contact? So this is women's hockey /field hockey with penalty cards? Idiotic.

    Reply
  53. BloodOn MyBoot Posted on May 3, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Invented by the English yet I don’t think they have a team but if they did their probably cack the same as the Ice Hockey

    Reply
  54. Gary Simmons Posted on May 3, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Why don't you go and follow the sport of feather dancing

    Reply
  55. Raptor Jesus Posted on May 4, 2019 at 5:48 am

    I'll stick to hockey.Much more intense,physical and interesting to watch.But just like soccer,goalie are nearly useless from what I can see.

    Reply
  56. Aidan W Posted on May 4, 2019 at 5:50 am

    This is so very weird, but also pretty cool.

    Reply
  57. Rick Clegg Posted on May 4, 2019 at 6:47 am

    I'M SORRY BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS 🤪 NO OFFENSE

    Reply
  58. JCTiggs Posted on May 4, 2019 at 8:22 am

    I can't stop laughing at the size of the net. 😁

    Reply
  59. Scott Perkins Posted on May 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I’ll stick to hockey…thanks though

    Reply
  60. Jonesy Entertainment Posted on May 5, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Yaaa I'm Canadian and I don't like this sport this sport is shit

    Reply
  61. Amazin' Gamin' Productions Posted on May 5, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    The Walmart brand of hockey

    Reply
  62. Judge jimbo Browntown Posted on May 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Bandy is what u get when soccer and ice hockey have a baby

    Reply
  63. Owen P Lackore Posted on May 5, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Hockey wannabe😂

    Reply
  64. jeff gallant Posted on May 5, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    No contact what the hell

    Reply
  65. Chris L Posted on May 5, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    The size of that net is ridiculous and unfair.

    Reply
  66. MATT PROOF Posted on May 5, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Looks like all the people who couldnt make the nhl or pro football teams, so they got together and made a sport.

    Reply
  67. natsuyuki Posted on May 5, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    凄い!とても我が国の国土では出来そうにない!

    Reply
  68. Al Bundy Posted on May 6, 2019 at 12:41 am

    So I’m assuming these guys didn’t make it in professional hockey

    Reply
  69. Thicky Posted on May 6, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Ahhh a soccer and hockey mashup. The crossover we never wanted.

    Reply
  70. Bob Buff Posted on May 6, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Stupid! Just stupid!

    Reply
  71. Bob Buff Posted on May 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Dumbest thing I've ever seen! hat a waste of time……………. 🙁

    Reply
  72. Russ Darracott Posted on May 6, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    You did great.

    Reply
  73. Bob Buff Posted on May 6, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    If you can't take criticism don't post videos. O and make the goals bigger! How dumb, goalies don't have a chance. Dumb!

    Reply
  74. Robert Warren III Posted on May 7, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Ah yes the poor mans version of hockey

    Reply
  75. Joe Materese Posted on May 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    That sucks

    Reply
  76. TJ Posted on May 7, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    At first I got excited and then the no hit rule came out and the flops started.

    Reply
  77. conspiracies are just great stories Posted on May 7, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Another European sport that's gonna be a complete bore fest because you have no contact and the fairies are gonna flop around the ice trying to draw a foul

    Reply
  78. Angelique Bondy Posted on May 8, 2019 at 3:27 am

    So it's like hockey if you have a vagina no thank you.

    Reply
  79. Bifford Trousertrout Posted on May 8, 2019 at 5:18 am

    So hockey for SJWs. Got it.

    Reply
  80. Poogan123 Posted on May 8, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Why not just play hockey? What a ridiculous sport…

    Reply
  81. AdoIf HitIer 卐 Posted on May 8, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    It's like riding a scooter instead of a skateboard

    Reply
  82. Weston Walker Posted on May 9, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Disgrace to hockey

    Reply
  83. Aa Rr Posted on May 9, 2019 at 1:23 am

    This looks pretty cool actually

    Reply
  84. pikanoob Posted on May 9, 2019 at 3:43 am

    so basically hockey for people who dont like contact

    Reply
  85. gh hg Posted on May 9, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Wow neutered hockey…

    Reply
  86. Johan Swede Posted on May 9, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    In Sweden, best bandy nation in the world, the sport is slowly dying…

    Reply
  87. Gold Country Trapping Posted on May 9, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    So take hockey and make it gay and soccer like so Europeans can play without getting hurt……………..no thanks the NHL is almost there now.

    Reply
  88. wow bao Posted on May 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    So basically this is bootleg ice hockey with football (soccer) added to it. K.

    Reply
  89. Hreinn Ben Posted on May 20, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Great video and great work. Have been watching your stuff regularly for a while. If you are still looking for new sports I just heard about ringette and wanted to see if you had a video on it. It is a female only ice skating and stick sport done in canada, finland and sweden or so. Although there were some video on it none of them were as good as your videos on sports.

    Reply
  90. Seal Dogg Posted on May 24, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Very cool game … idk why but when they take what looks like a slapshot it reminds me of ice hockey on the Olympic video game for the original Nintendo..

    Reply
  91. Chilly Winter Posted on June 21, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    How small are these guys

    Reply
  92. robert eaves Posted on June 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    the game starts with a stroke off?

    Reply
  93. Thenoisyassasin Posted on July 2, 2019 at 6:27 am

    I prefer calling this game “stroke off”

    Reply
  94. Dave Jones Posted on July 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Tekken 3 Paul Phoenix Theme.

    Reply
  95. PLBIV Posted on July 12, 2019 at 2:55 am

    That pause after "stroke off" hahaha

    Reply
  96. Singapore Capitalist Posted on July 14, 2019 at 12:01 am

    "The game starts with a stroke off" 🤭.

    That's usually reserved for the locker rooms.

    Reply
  97. Person Posted on August 22, 2019 at 5:29 am

    Saw an ad about hockey on this vid

    Reply
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