L'entrenador és una figura molt important a Hattrick, és el responsable de l'entrenament i de dirigir el teu equip durant el partit. Els entrenadors utilitzen les seves habilitats particulars per motivar els jugadors dins i fora del terreny de joc i fins i tot poden arribar a jugar algun partit (i n'hi ha que ho fan!). Tots els equips a l'inici tenen un entrenador dèbil.
Habilitats d'un entrenador
El teu entrenador pot ser ofensiu, defensiu o neutral, cosa que (només) afecta a la forma de jugar durant el partit. Un entrenador ofensiu millora l'atac descuidant la defensa i un de defensiu millora la defensa descuidant l'atac. Un entrenador defensiu millora la defensa una mica més que la millora que aconsegueix l'ofensiu sobre l'atac. Un entrenador neutral no és ofensiu ni defensiu, cosa que no millora ni empitjora cap part de l'equip.
Un bon entrenador coneix els mètodes adequats per entrenar els jugadors per fer-los millorar. Com més talent tingui el teu entrenador, més efectiu serà el seu entrenament. Un entrenador no pot tenir un nivell d'habilitat superior a excel•lent.
|Aquest fragment està extret de les regles del joc, Capítol 17|
|Si tens un bon entrenador, l'entrenament serà més efectiu que si en tens un de dolent. Els assistents de l'entrenador també milloren l'efecte de l'entrenament.|
El lideratge de l'entrenador afecta als canvis en l'esperit d'equip; si l'esperit d'equip és baix un entrenador amb un lideratge alt el recuperarà, i si ja és alt, la baixada serà més gradual. El lideratge de l'entrenador és especialment significatiu amb l'estratègia òptima quan es tria actitud de l'equip.
Coach leadership affects how quickly team spirit changes; if the team spirit is low a coach with good leadership will increase the rate of regrowth, and if the team spirit is high he will decrease the level of deterioration. The coach leadership level may significantly affect the optimal strategy when choosing team attitude. While the immediate effect of all choices is the same no matter leadership level, a good leader will help you reap the benefit of playing it cool in the coming games, and he will help you get over the disadvantage that your team gets from playing match of the season. Thus, if your coach has bad leadership, playing it cool or playing match of the season are generally less attractive choices, however, with a good leader a team can greatly benefit from playing it cool in the major part of its games.
Changing the coach
If your coach disappoints you, you can always get a new one. There are two different ways to go:
External recruiting means that you hire a new coach from outside your team. First, decide how good you want your coach to be in training skill and leadership, as well as want type of tactics (attack, defence, neutral) you want your coach to use.
With external coaches, each combination of leadership/trainer skill has a fixed price. You sign your coach and he appears in your roster from an unseen pool of unemployed coaches.
Internal Promotion can be less expensive than external recruiting, if you have a player with the right coaching material.
There are a few restrictions:
- A player's experience determines how good a coach he can become.
- The more experienced a player is, the lower his price for a specific skill level.
Players keep their leadership abilities (already known to you) and you do not pay for their leadership - so, if you have a very experienced player with high leadership, this can be a real bargain. Players who become coaches are automatically healed of any injuries they may have sustained as a player.
To prevent daytrading of coaches-to-be, a player must be on your squad for 16 weeks to be promoted to coach. Thus purchasing a player with the intention of making them a coach will require some foresight.
Changing of the Guard
When you hire a new coach, he becomes the coach of your squad. When he arrives, the old coach steps down and becomes a player. You can then fire him, as no former coach can become a coach again and you cannot trade a former coach. This is to prevent people from day-trading coaches
Useful links to check your future coach are:
- Check the experience of the player you want to make a coach
- Calculator which has to be used with the Conversion price of the first side
- Check the prices for getting a new coach
All new coaches of a certain skill level are equal. When someone purchases a coach with passable skill, he is always "average passable". No new coach begins with "high passable" or "low passable".
However, the increase in the coach's performance between levels is, like with regular player skills, non-linear. This means that the gap between a solid coach and an excellent coach is smaller than the gap between a passable coach and a solid coach in terms of the effect of the training. So a high-level coach might not always be the best solution for you.
The general consensus on this is that a solid coach is both affordable and advisable for most managers. A passable coach with poor leadership is usually recommended for new managers.
Your coach's skills will slowly begin to deteriorate over time. This will not begin until after your coach's first season has ended. The reasoning for this is that a coach is bustling with energy and inspiration when he first arrives, but loses some of his edge and enthusiasm over time.
This deterioration is very slow. It effects player traits (playmaking, scoring, etc.) first, then leadership level, and finally training skill. Though it can take up to ten seasons to complete this progression, you will want another coach well before then.
A new coach should have both leadership and training skill. However, the balance will depend on how you want to run your team:
- If you plan to train players over time, you want high training skill with low leadership.
- If you plan to day-trade for good players, you want high leadership with low training skill.