Hi all, Question about the changing on the fly between a kicking back (keeper) and field player: Rule 10.1 A goalkeeper is: wears only protective headgear must not take part in the match outside the 23 metres area they are defending when wearing the headgear but may remove the headgear and take part in the match anywhere on the field. The protective headgear must be worn when defending a penalty corner or penalty stroke. *** So if a defender has removed her helmet to play beyond the 23 m and then finds herself defending in her circle (no PC, just free play), having not put her helmet back on, does she have keeper priviledges? In order words, can she play the ball with her body? A PC is called, she is forced to put on the helmet - does this mean she suddenly assumes GK priviledges? Does helmet = GK and conversely does no helmet = field player? How are we to distinguish when this player is a keeper and isn't? What happens if no equipment shows up? I originally felt this rule was very sensible, I find this addition of changing on the fly unclear and very annoying. Thoughts??? ???