Rush goalieRush goalie
is a variation of football
(soccer) in which the role of the goalkeeper
is more flexible than normal. The goalkeeper position is left unfilled until the ball comes near the goal
. At this point the nearest outfield player will take on the role of goalkeeper. Once the danger has passed the player in goal(the 'rush goalie') may then return being a normal outfield player again. Rush goalie
is only played in informal football matches, usually by children, and often when all of the players wish to play a more active role in the game than the position of goalkeeper would normally allow.