In this guide I will talk about training in Football Manager. I will give you some tips about the best training for Pre-Season in Football Manager.
In the pre-season we should focus primarily on physical training (fitness).
In the first three weeks I personally like to apply Fitness training only.
If you have friendly matches between these three weeks you should put on Match Preparation the following trainings: Team Work/Def.Positioning/Att.Movement. These three types of training are the most advised in my opinion. And why? Very simply.. In pre-season (usually) you’re building a new squad with new players that you bought from other teams, so you should focus on these training types to make sure your team start having a better understanding between them.
You should not forget to add Match Tactics in Match Preparation if you made changes on your tactics.
Combine General Training with the Match Preparation
Make sure you combine your Match Preparation with your General Training. This is, if your team on week 6 are training Attacking on General Training and you have one friendly match on that week, you should put Att.Movement on Match Preparation. Check above some examples:
How to combine
|General Training||Match Preparation|
|Attacking||Att. Movement, Att. Set Pieces, Teamwork, Match Tactics|
|Defending||Def. Positioning, Def. Set Pieces, Teamwork, Match Tactics|
|Team Cohesion||Teamwork, Match Tactics, Att. Movement, Def. Positioning|
|Ball Control||Att.Movement, Teamwork|
|Tactical||Match Tactics, Teamwork|
|Fitness||Att.Movement, Def.Positioning, Match Tactics, Teamwork|
Note: Match Preparation order – From most advised to least
General Training Scheme
(1 July – 31 August)
|4||In this week I usually change the focus to Team Cohesion||High|
|5||If you changed your tactic from the previous year, you should change the focus to Tactical. Otherwise change to Defending||High|
My team training it is based on High Intensity over all Pre-Season except the first week that I put on Average Intensity.
You should start with the fitness training for the first three weeks. After that you should give one week to each training type. One week to Team Cohesion, Defending, Attacking, Ball Control and Tactical (only if you made changes on your tactics).
On the last weeks of the Pre-Season I personally like to change the focus to Balanced so that players practise a little bit of everything that they trained in previous weeks.
This is my Team Training method for pre-season in Football Manager.
Don’t forget that there are many ways that can influence the training of your players. The quality of your staff team in FM, it is one of them.