Goalies must keep possession of a scoop in their hand at all times.
Goalies may use any part of their body to stop a shot.
Goalies can pick the ball up with their hands within the crease, or 6 feet from the center of the goal. After picking up or catching the ball, the goalie must stay within the crease (again, at the referee's discretion).
If the goalie USES (catching, picking up, batting down, etc) his/her hands outside of the crease, a spot foul is awarded to the opposing team.
Goalies can play in the field just as any scoop player, but must abide by the rules detailed in the "Scoop Player" section.
A goalie can gain possession of the ball and run out of goal to play in the field if he/she picks the ball up using only the scoop.
If the goalie picks the ball up with the scoop, he/she is considered a "Scoop Player" and may be defended as such regardless of whether he/she runs out of goal or not.
If a goalie uses his/her hands (e.g. grabbing the ball, stopping a shot, etc) before gaining possession, he/she may not run out of goal and may not be defended as a "Scoop Player."
In this case, a goalie's scoop or body cannot be touched by a defending player, but an inbounding pass can be blocked.
The goalie may not be hit at all when he/she does not have possession of the ball (i.e. no goalie interference).
If a team wishes to conduct a goalie switch (wherein the current goalie leaves the crease and another field player comes into the crease to act as the goalie), they may only do so at either a dead ball OR when the ball is at the opposing team's
half of the field.