A team is the virtual football team one owns and manages in Hattrick. It consists of a number of virtual football players, usually between 20 and 30 (maximum 50). The manager chooses a line-up with 11 of these players for each game, plus 5 substitutes. If the 50-players limit is exceeded, Training is lost for that week. Please take note that the Coach is considered a player, as he may well play (and often does) and does get regular Training.
Each club is run by a human manager who is solely responsible for hiring, firing employees within it, setting the tactics for the competitive matches, and planning and implementing any long term strategy. Teams that are not be run by humans, are known as bot teams.
The last week is called by many people the 'Off-season'. During this week, no league or cup games are played, but a number of updates happen. These include all players ageing by one year, all yellow cards being removed, and the mood of supporters and sponsors being reset.
During this week, the end of season promotion/relegation play-off games happen