Players at MetaSoccer have a defined set of attributes and skills. Some like height and weight or preferred foot, personal attributes that cannot be changed. On the other hand, player abilities, which have a much greater impact on performance, can now be improved in the new Training section.
Training is designed to improve the skills of your team in the following areas:
To create a training session for your players, the first thing you need to do is create a drill. You may create different drills, which focus on specific abilities like shooting, heading or dribbling, among others. The three abilities that appear on the first line are the more focused training, while the others are secondary.
You’ll pick one of the three categories and then a specific drill from that category, among the ones available. Once you do this, you’ll be able to see a decrease in the players’ condition after the training as well as the abilities that will be improved.
After selecting the categories and drills, it’s time to select the players to be trained. The number of players that are able to participate will depend on the drill you chose — some of them allow more players, others less, but the maximum is five. You can filter your players by role, so it’s easier for you to find the ones you want to train.
Now your drill is created. You have the option to edit it: change players you selected, create another drill, or start training by pressing the corresponding button.
All the drills you select will appear on your Training Sheet, so you can repeat them later if you want — just pick one and click on “Start Training.”
You may have five drills per training session.
Currently there are no limits to the number of training sessions you can make. The lower the condition of players, however, the less they will improve during the drill — and if their condition is below 20% they won’t improve during training. The optimal condition for training is between 100% and 50%.
If your team is delegated, it’s up to the manager to train the players. Training only lasts a few moments, after which you’ll have access to the Training Results.
On the left you can see the overall improvement of the group of players in that specific type of drill, in the three categories. You can also check how much each player has improved in each specific skill and their current condition. Next to the condition you’ll see the Form section, which will always be up because that feature is still not activated — we’ll let you know all the details when that has an impact in the game.
With training comes also the activation of aging. Keep in mind that one month in MetaSoccer is equivalent to one year in real life, so from the moment this feature is released, you have to start paying attention to the age of your players, remembering that they retire around the age of 38.
The improvement your players will have in each training depends on three factors:
This first iteration of training is free, so it’s your chance to make your players perform better during matches and increase your chances of winning. Training also makes them more valuable assets, so you can continue profiting.
Let the training begin!