FIJI netball coach Unaisi Rokoura will introduce a High Performance Program, similar to the ones used by tier one nations, to improve the standard of the sport in the country.
And to start things off, the former national skipper will conduct a workshop today at the University of the South Pacific Statham Campus in Laucala Bay for the players drafted into the national squad.
Rokoura said it was important that the players attended the workshop to learn what it took to be an elite athlete.
"As coach I will also be introducing a new High Performance Program and this will allow the players to understand that being in the program is no joke and if they want to be part of the team in 2015 (World Netball Championships) then the work starts now," she said.
"These players need to understand that if they want to be an elite netball player then they better start thinking and acting like one."
Rokoura said the High Performance Program was intense and would involve all aspects of training. She said it would include mental training, proper nutrition, strength and conditioning, individual analysis and media training.
Rokoura said they would include mental toughness and nutritional training in next year's training calendar.
She said the players would be educated on proper nutrition which also includes cooking lessons.
"As for our planning session, it's important that these players be part of the planning process because at the end of the day they are the ones out there on the court," Rokoura said.
"We will set the team's short and long-term goals and be realistic with it. Also the girls will be asked to set their own individual short and long-term goals."
Rokoura urged players to be present for the workshop from 8am to 5pm.
"This is a general warning to all national players, if they fail to show commitment then unfortunately they don't belong in this program."
Fiji is placed 7th in the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) rankings.