New Central Highlands Football League coaches Heath Pyke and Rohan Brown plan to hold just two training sessions in the lead-up to May's AFL Victoria Community Championships clash against the North Central competition.
Pyke and Brown are looking to avoid a massive time commitment from players in the hope they can attract a top-quality side for the clash at Mars Stadium.
The duo has selected an initial squad of about 60 footballers, which have all received an invitation for a casual catch-up this Sunday to discuss the upcoming campaign.
At this informal meeting, Pyke and Brown will look to gain a commitment from players before continuing the selection process.
"We don't want to tax blokes in terms of time commitment because everyone is busy with work, family and football already. Blokes are still going to be training on a Tuesday and Thursday anyway during that period," Pyke told The Courier.
"We just made a conscious decision that we think the week prior will give us enough time to nail down things, get everybody to know each other and understand the game plan and the process that we are looking to put in place."
The two training runs will be on the Tuesday and Thursday before the May 18 clash.
A short recovery session is also planned following the round five battles on Sunday, May 12.
The Central Highlands league will be looking to end a run of three-straight interleague defeats when it tackles its North Central rivals.
This game will be part of a huge double-header at Mars Stadium, with the Ballarat league also taking on Hampden at the same venue.
As well as the senior games, netball and junior football will also be part of the day's action.
Chris Stuhldreier was last week announced as the new Ballarat league senior coach.
He has taken over the job that was held by Shaun O'Loughlin last season.