Simpson has spent the past two weeks meeting with his new coaching staff and players in order to bed down how he wants West Coast to play in 2014 and will begin instructing the players at the pre-season camp.
The Eagles unveiled their top-two draft picks on Monday, midfielder Dom Sheed and small forward Malcolm Karpany, and both will travel to Broome with the squad.
Sheed says he will start his pre-season with the midfield group following discussions with Simpson on the Gold Coast last week.
"I am looking forward to it," Sheed said.
"I was lucky enough to go out for dinner with him (Simpson) on draft night because he was over there. Had a bit of a chat with him. He said I would probably start with the midfield group and go from there."
"I kind of just want to follow Matt Priddis and a few of those blokes around and do what they do and put my best foot forward."
Sheed appeared a certainty to join West Coast in the lead-up to the draft but the Larke medallist was nervous about his prospects, given he did not play any football after breaking his collarbone during the NAB Under-18 Championships.
"I didn't play as much football which could have dropped me down the draft order, I don't know," Sheed said.
"But I'm happy where I am and extremely excited by the opportunity."
Karpany was the only non-West Australian to be drafted by West Coast this year.
The South Australian was a Port Adelaide supporter growing up and idolised Gavin Wanganeen.
"Obviously it's going to be a lot harder with WA so far away from SA," Karpany said.
"It's a good step to learn to be more independent, I guess."
The small forward will be able to take comfort in the fact that new teammates Beau Waters, Shannon Hurn, Sam Butler and Scott Lycett have all made the move from Adelaide to Perth.
"I chatted to a few at training this morning," Karpany said.
"It's good to know there are a few here. They've had the experience so I will learn from them."