Friday, 28 June 2013

Master-class of trainings in FM 2013

Trainings in FM 2013

The posts with youngsters promoted to the first team before season 6 and season 7 caused lots of questions about training process set up by me in Nottm Forest. That’s how idea of today’s post actually sprung up.

Frankly speaking I don’t really feel myself a king of trainings who can give you lots of knowledge. It’s just because I didn’t experiment much with them trying many completely different cases. However, I have a success story that surely can give some helpful information for you dear blog readers.


Training approach

It’s fully based on results of the experiment held during a half of the first season with Nottingham Forest. In the end I figured out a couple of significant things that helped me to train youngster so well: 1) set focus on Individual Role; 2) high intensity should be used.

Read more about my training experiment here:

- Experiment start

- Experiment results

Efficient trainings from True Football Manager

There are several components to get high efficiency of training process. Let’s quickly stop on each of them.

1. High intensity

High intensity in FM 2013 trainings

I have been all 6 seasons and start of the 7th one with high intensity. It leverages workload for whole squad but doesn’t cause too many injuries or moans from players. Normally you should avoid using footballers who are prone to injuries or don’t like to work hard during trainings.

Pay attention Balanced focus is used as most versatile option.

2. Less match training


I set this slider maximally to left during pre-season time to get top Tactic Familiarity Levels. Then I move it back to the position you see in the screen shot. Thusly team devotes quite much time for developing player attributes.

By the way, match training section is always focused on Defending Positioning. So one day before match is dedicated to defensive team work. One day of rest after match included.


3. Individual focus

Every my player has set individual focus. As mentioned above in my experiment posts, I do believe it matters much.

Mitchell Hewitt’s individual focus:

Individual focus in FM 2013

4. Tutoring

Don’t forget about opportunity to tell an experienced player (age of 24+) to train younger one. It helps much to increase youngster’s determination, player personality and gain some PPMs from tutor.

5. Great coaches and good training facilities

The last but not the least. Obviously, top quality of club coaches and training facilities influences much. I do believe there’s no need to explain anything.

Take a look at current Nottingham Forest coaches in my story:

Coaches in FM 2013 trainings

As for the training facilities, here is what I have now:

Training facilities in FM 2013

Best trained youngsters in Nottingham Forest

Now when I’ve shared my training principles we can go with parade of the best trained Forest youngsters who are already in the first team. Meet the wonderkids!!!

Wonderkid Mitchell Hewitt in FM 2013

Wonderkid Rick Stevens

Wonderkid Carlos Villa in FM 2013

Mo Cairns

Dean Paterson

Robert Perrett

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Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.