Importance of training
Training is one of the most important aspects of a successful team in hattrick. By concentrating on training just one 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 your team and helping you in your quest to win promotion.
Training takes place once a week in hattrick. Typically only certain players are trained depending on the skill you are training. If forwards are being trained then only the players that played as a forward in one of the two games that week receives training. There are 12 types of training. Each have there own potential for generating profit or improving your team. Generally the training types that concentrate on one of the main skills (goalkeeping, defending, playmaking, winger, scoring) are the most popular training types.
Brackets indicate small effects. Double brackets indicate very small effects
|Training type||Improves||...for...||Optimal speed||Max players trained||Impairs|
|Defending||Defending||Defenders ((Others))||8 weeks||10|
|Playmaking||Midfield||Inner midfielders (Wingers) ((Others))||7 weeks||6 (4)|
|Scoring||Scoring||Forwards ((others))||6 weeks||6|
|Crossing (Winger)||Winger||Wingers (Wing backs) ((others))||5 weeks||4 (4)|
|Defensive positions||Defending||(Defenders and midfielders) ((Others))||> 16 weeks||(18)|
|Wing attacks||Winger||Forwards and wingers ((Others))||> 5 weeks||10|
|Shooting||(Scoring)||(Outfielders) ((Others))||> 14 weeks||(18)|
|(Set pieces)||((All))||>14 weeks|
|Short passes||Passing||Midfielders and forwards ((Others))||5 weeks||16|
|Through passes||Passing||Defenders and midfielders ((Others))||6 weeks||18|
|Set pieces||Set pieces||All||2 weeks||50|
|General||(Form)||(All who played a game during the week)|
Effect of coach
To achieve the optimal training time you need a Coach with solid coaching skills. A coaching level below that lengthens trainging time. A general rule of thumb is one extra week for every level below solid. Excellent coaches train slightly faster (roughly half a week) than solid ones 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 trainies need to be between 17-18. Players older than that will generally train slower. Again the rule of thumb is one extra week for every year odler than 18.
Effect of assistants
Assistants coaches also help with training. You may only have 10 of any one type of Employees. However assitant coaches and goalkeeping coaches are treated as one type so a team may only have a combined total of 10 coaches. Typically teams employ 9 assistant coaches and 1 goalkeeping coach. It is believed that a goalkeeping coach helps with keepers' form. Some hire more goalkeeping coaches and others argue that it is possible to have 10 assitant coaches and 1 goalkeeping coach with no adverse effects on the team.
Most team managers agree it is best to train at 100% intensity. It is believed that is brings beneficial effects to the Form of the team, when training at the fastest pace possible. It is also believed that the chance of injuries raises with the training intensity.
When to cash in
In most cases selling your trainees at age 21 is beneficial if you want to make the most amount of money, as once a player hits 21 years old the number of weeks it takes for a skill level to go up is generally high enough to dampen the training profitability. Some people will buy slightly older players with very high ratings, but in general the most profit, and also easiest training, is made up until the age of 21.
Choosing the correct players to train is a balancing act. There are four factors to consider.
- Training skill
- Secondary skills
There is little to be gained from training players that are not at least passable in their training skill. Training a player who is passable/solid in primary skill is not as profitable as training higher skills. But players of these lower skills cost considerably less to purchase. To get some ideas of the cost and profit from various skill increases see HAM Transfer Price Evaluation
17 year olds with high skills are expensive. On the other hand, older players train slower.
The higher the secondary skills, the higher you will pay to purchase the trainee, but the more he will sell for when he is trained.