A player at youth academy may be used between 15 and 18 years old. At 19 the player won't be able to play at youth academy and should be promoted or dismissed. In fact you can promote any player that have been at least one season at your youth academy and is at least 17 years old. You also can fire a player any time.
The challenge to master the training process at youth academy involves less training aspects than a senior player so you won't need to care about coach skill level, assistant coach total levels, intensity and stamina share. On the other hand you will need to chose two training types at once: the primary and the secondary. The first has 100% effect and the second 2/3 of it. When you use the same training type for primary and secondary there will be a penalty of 20% over the final effect.
The training effects happen after each match with league giving 100% and friendlies half of it. This is the reason you should use only leagues with 4 (four) teams: they end faster and you can speed up the next training effect by leaving the actual finished league and entering another one with empty slots that will start the matches in less than 7 (seven) days.
At youth academy there is also the individual training type. A very interesting training type that may select a different skill to be trained on each player. Let's understand this particular training type:
- the position played gives a set of skills with different probabilities for one skill to be chosen;
- each player has only one skill chosen by individual training per match;
- each skill has its own training speed and this factor is constant no matter the position played;
- the position to be used is the one with most minutes played in the match (in case of tie we use the inital position).
With these particularities keep in mind that our tools will predict the individual training type effects using the average probability of each skill to be chosen multiplied by its training speed. With that being said, please note that a bigger period of training will lead to a better estimation.
To help you master the training of a youth player you may use the tools listed below.
Below, a few hints about youth player's management.
Individual training type
No matter the position in the field the training speed from individual training type is given by the selected skill as follow (the percentage is always proportional to the best training type for the skill):
- keeper - 10%;
- defending - 68.5%;
- playmaking - 56.5%;
- winger - 42.5%;
- passing - 100%;
- scoring - 38%;
- set pieces - 100%.
Then we have the average expected performance from individual training type multiplying "speed' by "selection probability" as reported in the next table.
The individual training type is great for players with relevant skills for the position below maximum value (not yellow) because if the skill selected is at maximum the training will be wasted.
Even when a good youth already have one/two skills at maximum you may choose individual training type taking in consideration your whole academy.
For market value perspective the individual training is recommended when all desirable maximum values are reachable using it.