Hume league netball teams are likely to recommence training as early as next week according to association president Carla Fletcher.
With eased COVID-19 social distancing restrictions coming into effect in NSW last Friday, Fletcher said clubs have been looking at how they can manage the return under new guidelines set out by Netball NSW.
She admits clubs have a lot to consider as they eye off a return in groups of 10, with senior teams likely to be the first back.
"A lot of clubs will start training in the next couple of weeks," Fletcher said.
"Most of them are positive and want to try even if it's just to get out and move around, but they don't want to rush into it.
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"A lot of clubs might start with senior training and then work out how to tackle getting juniors back.
"A lot of clubs are excited to train.
"It's giving them that hope that we're getting closer."
Fletcher said some of the league's merged clubs, such as Brocklesby-Burrumbuttock, are considering utilising both home ground venues for training as a way of implementing the 10 person per court rule.
Other clubs may opt to split training into two nights, while teams with more than 10 players are looking at strategies to keep the process fair.
A coach and any spectators are included in the 10 person limit under Netball NSW guidelines.
While Fletcher admits this is a step in the right direction to seeing some sort of season this year, she says there's still many questions around how it might look.
"The big concern is how our football and netball competition day will look," she said.
"But we have to be ready to go if that's a possibility."
The league's board will hold a meeting this week.