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== Importance of training ==
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Training is one of the most important aspects of a successful [[team]] in Hattrick. By concentrating on training just one [[skills|skill]] for a number of seasons a team can take medium skilled, young [[players]] and train them up to become superstars, who can then be sold for a handsome profit. Thus improving the team and helping the team to eventually to win [[promotion]].
 
 
 
But the monetary side is only one side of the medal. Each training type has also non monetary (dis-)advantages. For example a playmaking trainer can't train his players efficiently in the later [[cup]] rounds or a goalkeeper trainer is not limited in specific [[formations]].
 
 
 
== Choosing trainees ==
 
 
 
Choosing the correct players to train is a balancing act. There are four factors to consider.
 
* Main skill ([[goalkeeping]], [[defending]], [[playmaking]], [[winger]] or [[scoring]])
 
* Age
 
* Secondary skills, related to the main skill
 
* Price
 
 
 
There is little to be gained from training players that are not at least [[skills#Player_abilities_etc|passable]] in their main skill, although for new players 17 year olds with inadequate main skill should be considered.
 
Training a player who is passable or solid in primary skill is not as profitable as training higher skills, but lower skilled players cost considerably less to purchase.
 
To get some ideas of the cost and profit from various skill increases see
 
[http://www.lokesoftware.dk/ham/hamtpestats.cfm?Skill=1 HAM Transfer Price Evaluation]
 
 
 
As players age, they decrease in price, so buying slightly older players (eg 18 or 19 year olds) is often wise.
 
 
 
The better the secondary skills, the more you will pay to purchase the trainee, but the final selling price will also be higher.
 
 
 
 
 
== Training types ==
 
 
 
In Hattrick, training takes place once a week. Typically only players who played on certain positions  are fully trained depending on the skill you are training. If, for instance, [[Forward|forwards]] are being trained then only the players that played as a forward in one of the two games that week receive training. Note that only last played [[:Category:Player_positions|position]] matters for training.
 
There are 12 types of training. Each have their own potential for generating profit or improving your team. Generally the training types that concentrate on one of the main skills ([[goalkeeping]], [[defending]], [[playmaking]], [[wing]]er, and [[scoring]])  are the most popular training types.
 
 
 
Brackets indicate small effects. Double brackets indicate very small effects
 
<TABLE>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#dddddd">
 
                <TD><B>Training type</B></TD>
 
                <TD><B>Improves</B></TD>
 
                <TD><B>...for...</B></TD>
 
                <TD><B>Training speed</B></TD>
 
                <TD><B>Max players trained</B></TD>
 
                <TD><B>Impairs</B></TD></TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Goalkeeping]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Goalkeeping</TD>
 
                <TD>Goalkeepers </TD>
 
                <TD>5 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>2</TD>
 
                <TD></TD>
 
</TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Defending]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Defending</TD>
 
                <TD>Defenders ((Others))</TD>
 
                <TD>8 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>10</TD>
 
                <TD></TD></TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Playmaking training|Playmaking]]</B> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</TD>
 
                <TD>Playmaking</TD>
 
                <TD>Inner midfielders (Wingers) ((Others))</TD>
 
                <TD>7 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>6 (4)</TD>
 
                <TD></TD></TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Scoring]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Scoring</TD>
 
                <TD>Forwards ((others)) </TD>
 
                <TD>7 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>6</TD>
 
              <TD></TD></TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Crossing (Winger)]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Winger</TD>
 
                <TD>Wingers (Wing backs) ((others))</TD>
 
                <TD>5 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>4 (4)</TD>
 
                <TD></TD></TR>
 
            <TR valign="top" style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Defensive positions]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Defending</TD>
 
                <TD>(Defenders and midfielders) ((Others))</TD>
 
                <TD>16 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>(20)</TD>
 
                <TD></TD>
 
</TR>
 
 
            <TR valign="top" style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Wing attacks]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Winger</TD>
 
                <TD>Forwards and wingers ((Others))</TD>
 
                <TD>8.5 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>10</TD>
 
                <TD></TD>
 
</TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD rowspan=2><B>[[Shooting]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>(Scoring)</TD>
 
                <TD>(Outfielders) ((Others))</TD>
 
                <TD>14 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>(20+) </TD>
 
                <TD></TD></TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddffdd">
 
                <TD style="background-color:#ffdddd">(Set pieces)</TD>
 
                <TD>((All))</TD>
 
                <TD>16 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>(50)</TD>
 
                <TD></TD></TR>
 
 
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ffdddd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Short passes]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Passing</TD>
 
                <TD>Midfielders and forwards ((Others))</TD>
 
                <TD>6.5 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>16</TD>
 
                <TD></TD>
 
</TR>
 
            <TR valign="top" style="background-color:#ffdddd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Through passes]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Passing</TD>
 
                <TD>Defenders and midfielders ((Others))</TD>
 
                <TD>7.5 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>20</TD>
 
                <TD></TD>
 
</TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ffdddd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Set pieces training|Set pieces]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Set pieces</TD>
 
                <TD>All</TD>
 
                <TD>2-3 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>50</TD>
 
                <TD></TD></TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ffdddd">
 
                <TD><B>[[Stamina]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>Stamina</TD>
 
                <TD>All</TD>
 
                <TD>1-2 weeks</TD>
 
                <TD>50</TD>
 
                <TD>Form</TD></TR>
 
 
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddddff">
 
                <TD rowspan=2><B>[[General]]</B></TD>
 
                <TD>(Form)</TD>
 
                <TD>(All who played a game during the week)</TD>
 
                <TD>1 week</TD>
 
                <TD>22</TD>
 
                <TD></TD></TR>
 
              <TR vAlign=top style="background-color:#ddddff">
 
                <TD>(Goalkeeping)</TD>
 
                <TD>((Goalkeepers))</TD>
 
                <TD></TD>
 
                <TD></TD>
 
                <TD></TD></TR>
 
 
</TABLE>
 
 
 
Please note the 'Training Speed' numbers are based on 17 year old trainees, using a [[Denominations|solid]] coach, and 9 [[Specialists |assistants]].
 
 
 
There is a theory that claims that for each year above 17 you should add one week (or a fraction of a week) of training. Another theory is, that training speed is depreciated with approximately 8% each year above 17 years of age.
 
 
 
Also note that these training speed values are given as an average, and can (and will) vary from player to player. This means, for example, that if the value presented for a given training is 7 weeks, some players will take 6, others 8, but if you look at a large number of players they should average at 7.
 
 
 
== Training efficiency factors ==
 
=== Effect of coach ===
 
To achieve the optimal training time requires a [[coach]] with solid coaching skills.
 
A coaching level below that lengthens training time. A general rule of thumb is one extra week for every level below solid, although this rule is not so accurate with the faster training types.
 
 
 
[[Skills#Coach_skills_/_Form_/_Leadership|Excellent]] coaches train slightly faster than solid ones by roughly half a week but are generally seen as too expensive to be profitable in the long term.
 
 
 
=== Effect of player age ===
 
Young players train much faster than old players. To achieve the optimal training time your trainees need to be between under 20, with 17 year olds being the best.
 
 
 
Older players are much slower to train, and a good rule of thumb is one extra week for every year older than 17. More precisely, training becomes approx. 8% slower for every year above this (also called trainings speed depreciation).
 
 
 
Certain training types - namely set pieces, stamina and general - do not depreciate in training speed, no matter what age the player is.
 
 
 
As a player reaches 27 his abilities may start to decrease. This process doesn't occur constantly, and there is no guarantee it will happen at all.  Typically, very small decreases occur for players around 30, considerably larger leaps for players around 35. For some reason, these decreases in abilities always surface on Mondays. Certain skills are harder to maintain as players grow older - scoring ability is the hardest to maintain, whilst goalkeeping is the easiest.
 
 
 
It's very hard to maintain stamina above the level of "excellent" for a long period of time. All players just above the dividing line between "excellent" and the level under it are successively pressed downwards. There's a limit to how well the human body can perform.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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=== Effect of assistants ===
 
[[Assistant coach]]es also help with training. A team may only have 10 of any one type of [[staff]]. However assistant coaches and [[goalkeeping coach]]es are treated as one type, so a team may only have a combined total of 10 coaches. Typically non-goalkeeping training teams employ 9 assistant coaches and 1 goalkeeping coach. It is believed that a goalkeeping coach helps to maintain the [[form]] of the keeper.  Other people prefer a 8 to 2 split between coaches.
 
 
 
Some users claim it is possible to have 11 coaches without seeing any ill effects, but many users have lost training when trying this.
 
 
 
It is not always in a teams best interest to hire all the possible assistants. The effect of each additional assistant decreases fast. E.g. having 5 GK coaches instead of 10 will slow GK training all the way from solid to divine by 1 week only. This is approximately 2 years of real time!
 
 
 
Clubs in financial difficulty should always bear this in mind when trying to make savings.
 
 
 
=== Training intensity ===
 
Most team managers agree it is best to train at 100% intensity.  The benefits are clear in that skills increase more quickly, and there is also the likelihood of better [[form]].
 
 
 
Unfortunately, there is also an increased chance of [[injury]].
 
 
 
== When to cash in ==
 
 
 
In most cases [[transfers|selling]] trainees at age 21 is the best way to maximise profit.  Once a player hits 21 years old, he begins to train at a noticably slower rate compared to a younger player.
 
 
 
With particularly high skilled players, especially [[National Teams|National Team]] players, training can be taken on further, but in general the financial returns decrease beyond the age of 21.
 
 
 
It is also worth noting it is possible to overtrain a player, and make him unsustainable in the long run due to the extremely high [[wages]].
 
 
 
== See also ==
 
*[http://www.barthon.com/ Barthons Training Value Analysis]
 

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