Northern Hawks want to work on getting their tactical nous right in preparation for finals still seven weeks away.
Co-coaches Ruth Tuohy and Kellie Woolnough have already began mapping the course to a hopeful fourth straight State League grand final berth more so than plotting Saturday's home clash.
The Hawks are drawn to play last-placed Devon next, Karana Flames and Cripps Waratah before premiership threats Cavaliers and AYC-Friends Arrows up the ante prior to a tight finals series.
"Our run until those games is pretty good," Tuohy said.
"You'd say it was a given, but I think what we need to do and we're focusing on is ensuring our gameplan is consistent, even in games like this week's where we would expect good outcomes because we are going to have more challenges towards the end of the season and we need to be ready for those.
"We can't be complacent and we're pushing and striving to get those outcomes."
The reigning premiers sit in third with an 8-3 record, four wins ahead of fourth, but percentage and a game behind rival Arrows. Cavs, who have the bye this round, sit a further two wins atop.
Tuohy said finishing top last year, but losing the semi-final to the title proves the Hawks hold no fears.
"We have worked out that we should land third, which is fine for us," Tuohy said.
"We have Arrows and Cavs one more time and Arrows have just taken Cavs down and pushed themselves.
"So even if we beat Arrows and Cavs, I think they both finish two points above us. We're taking that what it is. That's where the real challenge lies with those teams."