Player Trait Training

Player trait training can be used to train a player to learn a new trait or unlearn any undesired trait he already has. Player tutoring can also be used to teach a player to learn new traits.

The Player Traits guide provides an explanation of each trait and advice on whether or not you should train or tutor your players to learn or unlearn traits.

The time the training takes to complete will vary, but it may take several months and the player is not guaranteed to learn the move.

It is particularly important to be sure that a trait will be beneficial for a player before giving him player trait training, not only because of the time the training may take to complete, but also because the training will add to the player’s individual workload, meaning that you may have to restrict other training in order to manage his workload. It will also take a significant amount of individual training time away other individual training, making the other training less effective. Furthermore, you may wish to reduce or remove all other individual training while training a trait so as to maximise the amount of time the player spends on his player trait training and therefore increase the chance of the training being successful.

The management of individual workloads and individual training time is discussed more in the Training Reports guide.

Setting up Player Trait Training

When setting up player trait training you will first need to select a coach to carry out the training. Shown in brackets next to each coach is his coaching style. This allows you to select a coach whose style is appropriate for the player trait that you want to be trained. For example, you may ask a defensive coach to train a player trait in the defending category.

Selecting a coach will start a private chat with him in which he may offer his own opinion on the suitability of the proposed training and may suggest an alternative player trait to be learned instead. You can safely ignore your coach’s advice and he will train the move you have selected. As discussed above, you should think carefully before starting player trait training and you should be confident in your choice of player trait.

Tutoring

If you can find a suitable tutor then tutoring can be a far more useful way of giving a player new traits than using player trait training. This is because of the time that player trait training takes away from other individual training and also the additional benefits that tutoring can potentially provide, as explained in the Player Tutoring guide.