Individual Training

This is the part of training that I enjoy the most and always spent the most time setting up. You have the choice to either focus on an individual role or an individual attribute. The role choice all depends on the positions the player can play in. For individual attributes though you can train;

  • Corners
  • Crossing
  • Dribbling
  • Finishing
  • First Touch
  • Free Kicks
  • Heading
  • Long Shots
  • Long Throws
  • Marking
  • Passing
  • Penalties
  • Tackling
  • Technique
  • Composure
  • Off the Ball
  • Positioning
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Jumping
  • Quickness
  • Stamina
  • Strength

Some of these might be unavailable for some people because they are dependent on your training facilities. So better the facilities the more of the above options you should have to choose from.

You can train a Focus, Position and Preferred Move if you wish to, but they will eat into each other’s time, rather than into general training. Individual training does NOT come out of general training – it is added together to create an overall workload

3 thoughts on “Individual Training”

  1. Cleon, thank you for this!

    Mind if i ask you something?

    I know that this is not science and depends a lot of the players attributes, but what you did with the most younsters from Ajax was to gave them first attribute training and later role training. That’s normally what you did for the most youngsters you’ve trained? If a player is older but with PA to explore, you think it might be better to give him a role training instead?

    Let’s say that you have that tactic for 1 or 2 seasons but then you decided to change the roles that you’ve been training them for. What you do then? Keep with it or change everything?

    Thanks a lot!

    1. If you check out the rest of the posts in this series you’ll see examples of my training and what I did with the youths. I discuss why I trained them the way I did. Once a player isn’t weak in the areas I needed then I gave them a position training yes. On FM16 you can do both though.

      And if I change roles it doesn’t really matter as the players should still be able to fill various different roles if you’ve trained them right.

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