Hinkley coaches Port in his first official games on Sunday when the Power play St Kilda and Adelaide in pre-season cup fixtures at AAMI Stadium.
And while Hinkley wants to make a rapid impression on lowly Port, he's focused on preparing his players for the premiership season.
"I want to win against any side that we play against but it's not going to jeopardise or hurt our preparation for round one," Hinkley told reporters on Friday.
Hinkley subsequently set a simple aim for Port's 34-man squads for Sunday's games.
"I just want to see them do the things we have executed over the pre-season," he said.
"We have trained a certain way ... I just want to see us play the way we have trained and I will be really pleased."
A long-time assistant coach before winning Port's top job, Hinkley said the pre-season would offer him invaluable insight into his players.
"I have been here for a very short time and I need to see them play," he said.
Hinkley said new captain Travis Boak and vice-captain Brad Ebert would be joined in the club's leadership group by Jay Schulz, Jackson Trengove, Hamish Hartlett and Robbie Gray.