Youth Squad Improvements
It will take some time to see improvements in your youth squad. On the maximum investment level (€20k), it will take the following amount of time to rise to the next level
|Disastrous to Wretched||1 week|
|Wretched to Poor||1 week|
|Poor to Weak||1 week|
|Weak to Inadequate||2 weeks|
|Inadequate to Passable||4 weeks|
|Passable to Solid||8 weeks|
|Solid to Excellent||1 season (16 weeks)|
With lower investments these times all increase but note that with minimum investment (€5k), your squad will only rise to inadequate, and with medium investment (€10k), the squad will not improve beyond passable.
Many small investments are more efficient than a few large ones. In other words, it's wise to make long-term plans - if you're willing to invest a lot of future funds into increasing youth player activities, large investments can be a way to get results quickly. If you want to build up a decent structure gradually, without spending too much money, make a small investment each week. The upkeep of the youth squad won't automatically cost you anything, but if you don't make sure of regular funding, the structure will deteriorate quite rapidly. Once the level of the youth squad has dropped, it will take a long time to raise it again.