First steps for your team
You’ve just received a team in Hattrick and you’re as eager as a schoolgirl with new sharpies. Wait! Don’t touch anything yet! First go through the following steps.
Read the Hattrick Manual.
Do Hattrick’s Manager License, which will give you some money to start shaping up your team.
Decide what to train (goalkeeping, defending, playmaking or scoring).
Hire young players for the skill you’ve decided to train (two keepers, ten defenses, ten midfielders or six forwards).
Play league and friendly matches while maximizing your training, that is:
- If you train goalkeeping, lining up one goalie in league matches and a different one on friendly matches is enough.
- If you train defending, play league matches with 5 defenders and friendly matches with 5 different ones.
- If you train playmaking, play league matches with 5 midfielders and friendly matches with 5 different ones.
- If you train scoring, play league matches with 3 forwards and friendly matches with 3 different ones.
In order to receive training, he must play one match per week in the position you are training. For instance, if you have chosen to train scoring, your forwards need to play either a league or friendly match.
Players receive the same amount of training from league matches as from friendlies.
The amount of training they receive is proportional to how many minutes they have played (90 being the maximum).
If a player plays 90 minutes in league and 0 in a friendly, he’ll train 90 minutes (the maximum).
If a player plays 70 minutes in league and 0 in a friendly, he’ll train 70 minutes (77 % of the maximum).
If a player plays 70 minutes in league and 20 in a friendly, he’ll train 90 minutes (the maximum).
If a player plays 70 minutes in league and 70 in a friendly, he’ll train 90 minutes (the maximum).
If a player plays 0 minutes in league and 90 in a friendly, he’ll train 90 minutes (the maximum).
If he doesn’t play at all in any trainable position in league or friendy matches, he won’t receive any training.
Skills have sub-levels. If you have a solid player who has received training for two weeks, he’s slightly better than just “solid”, although not as good as “excellent”. Even though you don’t see it, it actually happens.
If you change your training, you don’t lose any sub-levels.
Since you start in low divisions, it’s a good idea to train the maximal amount of players you can: 5 in league and 5 in friendlies if you train defending; 5+5 if you train playmaking; or 3+3 if you train scoring.
In order to progress, you’ll need to train players. For instance, if you are training 6 forwards, you might sell 3 as they raise their skills to earn money and use that money to buy players for other lines, while the other 3 will keep your attack strong.
Patience, patience, patience!