THE national hockey side has increased intensity in training as there's only two weeks left before they depart for Round 2 of the International Hockey Federation World League.
Competition will be played in India and the men's side, ranked 71 in the world, is pooled with hosts India (11th), China (18th), Ireland (15th), Bangladesh (40th) and Azerbaijan (38th).
Head coach Hector Smith said they were not completely done with fitness work but had started concentrating on the other areas of the match.
"One main area of focus for the side now is the upper body strength and positional play.
"Today (Monday), we went out rowing in canoes because it will help with upper body strength," Smith said.
"We have been running on the turf until now and so our legs are used to running but we need to work now on our upper body and endurance," he said.
"We will continue working on fitness but now our main area of focus will be making sure our upper body strength is balanced with our legs."
The side played a practice match with the combined High Performance and the Suva Hockey last Saturday. "From what I saw, we still need to work on our positional play and awareness of where the ball is.
"Players only look ahead and they forget to look behind them and so in that area positional play and communication is very important.
"Players need to know where the ball is and what they need to do when the ball is behind them or a players is behind them and also communicate with each other on where is ball is and who can get to it," Smith said.