The Team Training screen displays an overview of how your squad spends its group training sessions, and allows you to change various settings to customise team training.
Team training time is split between general training and match training. At the top of the screen you can specify how your squad uses its time in general training, how it uses its time in match training, and the scheduling of training time between the two. In general training your squad will work on improving their all round ability, while in match training they will concentrate on specific areas of performance in preparation for upcoming matches. You should therefore find a healthy balance between the long-term benefits of general training and the short-term benefits of match training, whilst at the same time not compromising your players' fitness or their happiness with the training workload.
During busy fixture schedules of more than one match per week your squad will have limited training time. Therefore you may have to concentrate solely on match training and trying to keep players fit as best you can. During lighter fixture schedules of one or even no matches in a week you can devote a lot more time to general training and improving your players.
The calendar on this screen provides a visual display of how your squad is spending its team training time and integrates this with your fixtures for the next three weeks, meaning you can easily set your training according to your fixture list. The calendar also allows you to directly alter match training for specific matches and, on the left of the calendar, you can modify general training for specific weeks.
At the bottom of the Team Training screen you can view a star rating that represents the quality of your club’s training facilities, an indication of the general player happiness with their training workload, and the overall workload itself.
The overall workload is increased by making the following changes, and similarly decreased by making the opposite changes:
- Increasing the intensity of general training
- Scheduling less match training
- Not allowing a rest before matches
- Not allowing a rest after matches
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