RULES: GOAL CIRCLE
The rules dictate that the only player allowed in the goal circle (crease) is the goalkeeper (goalie). The goalkeeper may not possess the ball within the crease for more than 10 seconds. The goalkeeper may not return to the goal circle after retrieving the ball outside of it.
No player may enter the goal circle at any time. Additionally, a player may not follow through into the goal circle on a shot. Penalty: Immediate stoppage of play and possession is awarded to the offended team.
The goal circle (crease) is a large circular zone centered on the goal and marked on the field.