Ballarat Football Netball League is planning for nothing less than a full complement of football and netball teams if a senior competition gets off the ground this year.
BFNL general manager Shane Anwyl said it was all or nothing.
"We're not just talking about the top end.
"We have to be fair to all."
He said all planning revolved around all three grades of football - seniors, reserves and under-19 - and all levels of netball - A, B C D and E grades, and 19/under - playing.
Anwyl said club presidents had met to discuss all the options open to the league.
He said clubs were in agreeance that to constitute a premiership season there needed to be at least 11 rounds - allowing clubs to play each other once - and finals, and that crowds were essential to make fixtures financially viable.
Anwyl said while these factors were out of the league's control at the moment with AFL Victoria yet to indicate when a start to football might be possible, the planning process continued to press on.
He said the BFNL was close to finalising what he described as a "general" fixture.
Anwyl said while it was not possible to determine a time-line, the league was not keen to push the season beyond October, when sourcing football training venues might become an issue.
Anwyl said junior football and netball had not yet been the focus of in-depth dicussions.
He said an upcoming junior co-ordinators' meeting was planned to deal with that compeitition.
Anwyl said there was a concern that there might be a drop off in numbers if a season did not get off the ground as youngsters looked at other activities to occupy their time.
He said as with seniors, the immediate future of juniors was largely in the hands of the state government's regulations on public gatherings.
Anwyl said with more junior games at venues on the one day than seniors. there were more people in attendance, which had to be a considseration.
"We're hoping that if seniors can get up and going, there will be a natural flow on for juniors."
Anwyl said the BFNL remained positive that AFL Victoria and government would be able to find a way clear for football and netball to get under way.
AFL Victoria took the first step with an announcement at the weekend that community football will be permitted to start restricted training next Monday, with groups restricted to 10 players and non-contact drills.