Defender Joe Oastler is one of four players to sign new one-year contracts with Conference Premier club Aldershot Town.
Wingers Tristan Plummer and Jordan Roberts and striker Josh Scott have also agreed new deals to stay with the Hampshire side.
"We're establishing a nucleus of men," Shots boss Andy Scott said.
"We're picking the best players out of last season's squad and we want to add to that."
He added: "We know what is required, not just in quality and ability but character as well."
Aldershot say midfielder Jaydon Gibbs and defender Anthony Tonkin have verbally agreed new deals, although they have yet to sign them.
And the club also hope negotiations over a new contract with midfielder Mark Molesley will be concluded soon.