North and North-West Coast hockey clubs have certainty over the length of their season.
Hockey North convener Jayden Pearson has confirmed that the Greater Northern League and local competitions will run over 12 weeks from July 18, with a nine-round roster season followed by three weeks of finals.
But Pearson said there was still some fine tuning that needed to take place before releasing the finalised rosters.
"It is great that that all our Northern and North-West competitions that we can give them certainty on the season," he said.
"Now we have a greater idea of the number of teams that will be playing this year, we can tighten the roster down but that will take some time.
"We have given clubs until Wednesday if they want to make any last minute changes to the number of teams for this season.
"We also want to make sure we can avoid byes, we don't want to have teams playing two weeks then having one weeks off, this will impact the lower divisions more and we hope to have four teams competitions there."
The main delay in the ability to confirm the length of the season for the GNL and other northern leagues was the difficulty in confirming players numbers at each club.
Southern competitions had been able to get a start before the COVID-19 shutdown, but clubs in the north of the state were still going through pre-season and all their players hadn't registered yet.
The Hockey Tasmania Premier League and southern senior competitions will resume on Saturday, while their junior competitions will begin on July 20.
Registration fees for senior players this year have been reduced to the half season flexi rate, while there will be no cost for junior players and the Stick2Hockey program.
Hockey Tasmania said the reasoning for the reduction is fees was to reflect the shortened season with players missing out on their normal complement of games and to support members facing financial hardship.
Hockey Tasmania hoped the cutting of junior fees would help them get back into the sport.