Reigning premier Strathfieldsaye has been inundated with interest from players keen to have a kick should the BFNL season start.
However, co-coach Darryl Wilson said the Storm were unlikely to bolster their senior playing stocks and would prefer to focus on the young talent coming through the club.
"We've had about a dozen players that have shown interest in playing with us, but we've tried to shy away from the recruiting side of things,'' Wilson said.
"We just want to wait and see what happens. We want to give the young players on our list every opportunity to play, so if we were to bring in players late it could hurt the development of those players.
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"There's a couple of older guys that might come back to the club to help out in the reserves if we're short, but otherwise that's about it at this stage."
One of those experienced player returning to the club is premiership player Tom Dowd, who has been cleared back to the Storm after originally signing with LVFNL club Bridgewater.
Wilson said Dowd won't be part of the senior playing squad.
"Tom's been cleared back to the club to be a runner and help with coaching,'' Wilson said.
"He might have a run around in the reserves."
The Storm have been training for the past few weeks and the young players have led the way on the track.
Wilson said the motivation levels amongst the group were high.
"We haven't had anyone say they don't want to play,'' he said.
"Most players are showing interest and, to be honest, we've got that many kids coming through that could play seniors.
"There's even a handful of under-18 players that could play some senior footy if we get up and running."
The Storm are keeping one eye on the situation in Melbourne where COVID-19 cases have spiked in the past 10 days, particularly in some of the northern suburbs.
"Given what's happening in Melbourne... we have 10-12 players that live there, so if the government does put in place bans on travelling that might have an affect on how many players we have,'' Wilson said.
"There's still a lot to go through yet."
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