INTERIM Fiji sevens team coach Alivereti Dere believes the selection and preparation process for the 2013/2014 HSBC Sevens World Series needs to be revamped.
Dere has coached the national sevens team for the past two seasons and is keen on continuing with the role if picked.
The former national captain said he noticed over the past two seasons the effect a season had on the players, the coaches and the management team.
He said with the recent increase in the standard of competition and the intensity of the games in each tournament, the preparation of the team needed more work.
"The series is changing, the teams are improving and the competition is getting tougher and tougher," Dere said.
"We cannot use the same system that we have been using in the past few years.
"We need to make changes and get a new plan and structure in place to better prepare the Fiji sevens team for the new season."
Dere said they needed to stop looking at tournaments individually and concentrate on the series as a whole.
"In each tournament we play three pool games and if we were to reach the finals, that means we play six games in a tournament, and if we were to multiply that number with all the tournaments, then we have a total of 54 games in a season.
"So, rather than concentrating on each tournament individually, we should be looking at those 54 games.
"54 games in six months is very demanding for a player, a team, its coaches and management staff."
Dere said players needed to understand the importance of the 54 games in a season and be prepared for them.
"If players understand the importance of the 54 games, the job of the coaches is easier and the focus should be on the 54 games instead of the individual tournament."
The announcement on who will coach the Fiji team to the new series is expected to be made next month.
In the meantime, Dere will coach the Digicel-sponsored side to the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna next week.