Playing the Game

10.  Conduct Play:  Goalkeepers and Players with Goalkeeping Privileges



10.1        A goalkeeper who wears protective equipment comprising at least headgear, leg guard and kickers must not take part in the match outside the 23 meters (25 yards) area they are defending, except when taking a penalty stroke.


10.2        A player with goalkeeping privileges must not take part in
the match outside the 23 meters area they are defending
when wearing the protective headgear but may remove the
headgear and take part in the match anywhere on the field.
           
Protective headgear must be worn by a player with goalkeeping privileges when defending a penalty corner or penalty stroke.

10.3 When the ball is inside the circle they are defending and 
they have their stick in their hand :

a        goalkeepers wearing full protective equipment are permitted to use their stick, feet, kickers, legs or leg guards to propel the ball and to use their stick, feet, kickers, legs, leg guards or any other part of their body to stop the ball or deflect it in any direction including over the back-line
            Goalkeepers are not permitted to conduct themselves in a manner which is dangerous to other players by taking advantage of the protective equipment they wear.

b           players with goalkeeping privileges are permitted to use their stick, feet and legs to propel the ball and to use their stick, feet, legs or any other part of their body to stop the ball or deflect it in any direction including over the back-line

c            goalkeepers wearing full protective equipment and players with goalkeeping privileges are permitted to use arms, hands and any other part of their body to push the ball away.

            The action in rule c above is permitted only as part of a goal saving action or to move the ball away from the possibility of a goal scoring action
by opponents.  It does not permit a goalkeeper or player with goalkeeping privileges to propel the ball forcefully with arms, hands or body so that it
travels a long distance.

10.4            Goalkeepers or players with goalkeeping privileges must not lie on the ball.

10.5        When the ball is outside the circle they are defending, goalkeepers or players with goalkeeping privileges are only permitted to play the ball with their stick.

A player with goalkeeping privileges is considered to be a field player when outside the circle they are defending.