CREATING 5 STAR TRAINING IN FOOTBALL MANAGER

To give your players the best training, you will have to sign the best coaches. Sounds logical doesn’t it? But how do you find the best coaches in Football Manager? In this guide we will explain the basic formula to calculate and find the best coaches for each and individual category in Football Manager. This is called the 5 star training method.

Coaches in Football Manager receive an amount of stars for a training category. 5 star training is the best you can get and 1 star is the worst. Although it shows the quality of that particular category, it also shows the Workload for a coach in a category.

Having a high Workload can result in having wining players about the quality of the training. So remember; if there is ever a player that is concerned about the Team Training, check the Workload first in the training tab in Football Manager.

General  training in Football Manager can be divided in three different areas, which all have their own categories:

FITNESS

  • Strength
  • Aerobic

GENERAL

  • Tactics
  • Ball Control
  • Defending
  • Attacking
  • Shooting

GOALKEEPING

  • Shot Stopping
  • Handling
  • Distribution

CALCULATING THE STARS

In an ideal situation, you would have a specialist coach for each of the nine different categories. Each coach will need different attributes, but there are three that are always needed if you want 5 star training. These are:

  • Determination
  • Discipline
  • Motivation

From now on we will refer to these attributes as ‘DDM’.

Then using the following formula, you can calculate if a coach will get 5 star training before you sign him:

Attribute * X + DDM * X

Looks difficult, but believe us when we say this is very easy to apply in your game. We will show you every calculation and we will give some easy to follow examples.

If you don’t want to be busy calculating the stars manually, you can always use our list with the Best Coaches in Football Manager 2018.

FITNESS COACHING

A good fitness coach always needs Fitness training. So that is the attribute that is needed in for this calculation. Both Aerobic and Strength coaches have the same formula.

The formula is:
Fitness Training * 9 + DDM * 2

If the outcome is 270 or higher; the coach will get 5 stars. If the coach scores lower he will get:

240-269 = 4.5 stars
210-239 = 4 stars
180-209 = 3.5 stars
150-179 = 3 stars
120-149 = 2.5 stars
90-119 = 2 stars
60-89 = 1.5 stars
30-59 = 1 star
0-29 = 0.5 star

GOALKEEPING COACHING

A great goalkeeping coach always needs the attribute Goalkeeper Training. So that is the attribute he needs for this calculation for both goalkeeping areas Shot Stopping, Handling and Distribution.

The formula is:
Goalkeepers * 8 + Tactical * 3 + DDM * 3

If the outcome is 360 or higher; the coach will get 5 stars. If the coach scores lower he will get:

320-359 = 4.5 stars
280-319 = 4 stars
240-279 = 3.5 stars
200-239 = 3 stars
160-199 = 2.5 stars
120-159 = 2 stars
80-119 = 1.5 stars
40-79 = 1 star
0-39 = 0.5 star

TACTICS COACHING

A Tactics coach always needs the attribute Tactical . So this is needed for the calculation.

The formula is for a 5 star tactical coach is:
Tactical * 2 + DDM

If you want 5 star training, the outcome needs to be 90 or higher. If the coach scores lower he will get:

80-89 = 4.5 stars
70-79 = 4 stars
60-69 = 3.5 stars
50-59 = 3 stars
40-49 = 2.5 stars
30-39 = 2 stars
20-29 = 1.5 stars
10-19 = 1 star
0-9 = 0.5 star

BALL CONTROL COACHING

A ball control coach needs the attribute Technique. So that is the attribute he needs for this calculation.

The formula is:
Technique * 6 + Mental * 3 + DDM * 2

If you want 5 star training, the outcome will need to be 270 or higher. If the coach scores lower he will get:

240-269 = 4.5 stars
210-239 = 4 stars
180-209 = 3.5 stars
150-179 = 3 stars
120-149 = 2.5 stars
90-119 = 2 stars
60-89 = 1.5 stars
30-59 = 1 star
0-29 = 0.5 star

DEFENDING COACHING

A Defending coach always needs the attribute Defending. So this is needed for the calculation.

The formula is for a 5 star defending coach is:
Defending * 8 + Tactical * 3 + DDM * 3

If you want 5 star training, the outcome needs to be 360 or higher. If the coach scores lower he will get:

320-359 = 4.5 stars
280-319 = 4 stars
240-279 = 3.5 stars
200-239 = 3 stars
160-199 = 2.5 stars
120-159 = 2 stars
80-119 = 1.5 stars
40-79 = 1 star
0-39 = 0.5 star

ATTACKING COACHING

An Attacking coach always needs the attribute Attacking. So this is needed for the calculation.

The formula is for a 5 star attacking coach is:
Attacking * 6 + Tactical * 3 + DDM * 2

If you want 5 stars, the outcome needs to be 270 or higher. If the coach scores lower he will get:

240-269 = 4.5 stars
210-239 = 4 stars
180-209 = 3.5 stars
150-179 = 3 stars
120-149 = 2.5 stars
90-119 = 2 stars
60-89 = 1.5 stars
30-59 = 1 star
0-29 = 0.5 star

SHOOTING COACHING

A Shooting coach always needs the attributes Attacking & Technique. So this is needed for the calculation.

The formula is for a 5 star shooting coach is:
Technique * 6 + Attacking * 3 + DDM * 2

If you want 5 star training, the outcome needs to be 270 or higher. If the coach scores lower he will get:

240-269 = 4.5 stars
210-239 = 4 stars
180-209 = 3.5 stars
150-179 = 3 stars
120-149 = 2.5 stars
90-119 = 2 stars
60-89 = 1.5 stars
30-59 = 1 star
0-29 = 0.5 star

EXAMPLE

You have the following coach under contract and we would like to know how many stars he will get for his best attribute: fitness.

As you have learned before, you will need the following formula:

Fitness * 9 + DDM * 2

If you use the formula correctly you will get:
14 * 9 + 37 * 2  = 126 + 74  = 200

If we the take a look at the results for the Fitness Training Category, we see that: 180-209 = 3.5 star. This means that this coach will receive a 3.5 star maximum on fitness training.

Use our formula’s to create the best possible coaching staff at your club. If you play your cards right, you will have no troubles getting 5 stars on all categories.

Would you like to learn more about training in Football Manager? We have some excellent guides on Setting up Basic Training and Preseason training.