THE Ba Football Association has opted for early preparations for the 2013-2014 season.
The Men in Black will start training on Monday following a short break after winning the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants.
The Ba team will tour New Zealand later next month.
Ba team manager Arvind Singh said they would be drafting the under-20 players into the extended senior squad.
"We are ready to start our preparations for the new season after a short break," Singh said.
"We have a tight schedule coming up.
"There was a small celebration for the players and their family members after winning the BOG.
"It is back to serious training now. The tour to New Zealand is a big one for us.
"We will be playing a New Zealand selection team and then Auckland City.
"For the new season we will be including some of the U20 players.
"We want them to get a taste of playing at the top level.
"The aim is to have a larger squad so that there is back up for any injury that occurs.
"For the BOG, the team bonding was great.
"The Inter-District Competition is coming up. We haven't won the title since 2007."
Ba will play a New Zealand selection on September 19 and Auckland City on September 25.