The Ballarat District Soccer Association celebrated a successful return to play over the weekend, but there is still work to do around social distancing.
BDSA vice president Mark Powell said keeping people in groups of 10 was the biggest challenge for clubs in the opening round of junior competition.
However, he said the association was satisfied with the overall result.
"It was great to have kids back on the park again," he said.
"There are probably things we can learn from, but it was looked after pretty well."
A number of health measures were enforced across the weekend. players had reduced access to change-rooms, with sheds available for toilet use only.
Designated entry and exit points were allocated at certain grounds and start times in between games were extended.
Rules remained the same however, with players still allowed to throw-in from the sideline. All equipment was cleaned thoroughly after use.
"Most people knew what to do and were able to keep up with what was required. It's a learning process but the referees and players knew how to implement them for the most part," Powell said.
It wasn't all smooth sailing however.
A Bacchus Marsh under-16 girls team was unable to play due to the Melbourne lockdown. With a number of its players based in Melton, the team didn't have enough players to take the field.
Powell said the association would continue to monitor teams going forward.
"Some teams will have players that will be in and out and we are being a lot more flexible with the draw and teams being able to fulfill their obligations, "he said.