Bandy is a winter sport played in teams on ice. Similar to ice hockey, the team must skate around the field, stick in hand, with the goal of scoring in the other team’s goal.
Otherwise known as ‘Winter football’, bandy shares many similarities with hockey and English football.
A game is played over the course of 90 minutes, separated into 2 45 minute halves. Plus also like in football each team fields 11 players.
With different positions in the team, like forwards or midfielders, formations are applied tactically and are adapted during the course of the game with the overall goal of out scoring the opposing team. Substitutions are allowed at any point in the game.
Like hockey, bandy players use their abdominal muscles and obliques to effectively move around the field on skates. Fitness plays an important role in any player’s success in the sport, as well as of course, solid technique.