Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian men`s and women`s field hockey teams groomed for the Asian Games 2018 have increasingly improved their performance after they underwent training at the national training center and joined test events in Malaysia, the Indonesian Hockey Federation (FHI) said.

"The team is currently more structured, either at the time of defending or attacking," FHI Secretary General Yasser Arafat stated here on Wednesday.

They have also been familiarized with the instructions of their Malaysian coach Lim Chiow Chuan, Arafat remarked.

But they are yet to completely understand the games, he added.

This is quite reasonable since the Indonesian national field hockey team has never taken part in any international leagues as their Malaysian counterparts have done, he explained.

"It is a matter of improving their understanding since the sport has been developing rapidly, while Indonesia has no professional league. Also, it is the first time that the national team is trained by a foreign coach," he revealed.

The Indonesian field hockey teams groomed for the Asian Games 2018 are staying in Malacca, Malaysia. However, they also have undergone trials in several areas in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, he pointed out.

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