THE WARRNAMBOOL Mermaids will be ready to make a splash whenever its season starts, according to coach Lee Primmer.
Basketball Victoria announced last Wednesday that Big V competitions would not commence before May 15, a shift from the previous starting date of April 13.
The extension now gives teams, including the Mermaids and Seahawks, more time to prepare for the season to start.
Primmer said his side's work in pre-season and the four-week grace period would allow them to hit the ground running when a restart is called.
"We've done the most we can do to prepare for game one and now we aren't training we ask the girls to keep their own personal fitness up," he said.
"At this time if we had four weeks before the rescheduled start of the season we would be able to handle that no worries.
"I have been pretty happy with the way we were working defensively and offensively heading into Sunday's proposed first game without having anything major concerns.
"We have had a group of 22 girls training, which is a big squad for us, and everyone was very positive and eager to get going and they bought into what we were doing with youth and experience molding together."
Primmer said when the decision was made the club's committee would come together to see if it was viable to enter the competition or not.
"As a club we would sit down and probably put up some pros and cons and make a decision on what is best going forward," he said.
Primmer said the club's players would be eager to play the season no matter when it started.
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