THE Fiji under-21 netball side is working on improving the strength component of the players ahead of the World Youth Championship in Scotland next year.
The 18-member squad which was selected following a trial earlier this month met for a fitness test last week Saturday.
Coach Moape Vu conducted the beep test to determine the players' strengths and weaknesses before giving out the individual training programs to the player.
Team manager Della Shaw said all the 18 players turned up.
She said they were impressed with the results from the fitness test.
Shaw said agility, speed, endurance, strengths and flexibility were among some components tested.
She said while the players did well in other departments, they were not satisfied with the strength of the players.
"The full component of fitness was conducted basically to see the weaknesses of the players and what needs to be done in order to improve it," she said.
"The strength component, the full body strength of the players is not up to par. The reason why the girls are weak in this department is just because they have never gone through a strength training program."
Shaw said the players would go through an eight week individual training program to work on their weaknesses.
She said they would also play in the franchise tournament initiated by Netball Fiji to help the national teams prepare for the international fixtures.
"We will be monitoring the players training and ensure there is an improvement in their performance."
Fiji U21 squad:
Shooters: Mere Serea, Louise Bereso, Unaisi Rauluni, Ilisapeci Cama, Di Kula Tabete, Losa Tuifagalele, Afa Rusivakula; Mid Court: Seini Vunibaka, Taufa Taga, Arieta Luvu, Esther Kim, Unaisi Delairo; Defenders: Raijeli Daveua, Sera Dakuitoga, Jane Costello, Anaseni Rusivakula, Elena Masivou, Sala Tagilala