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. Five stars is the best you can get, One is the worst. Although it shows the quality of that particular category, it also shows the Workload for a coach for a category.

Having a high Workload for a category 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 in the Training Section of FM.

**There are 9 Categories you can train in Football Manager: **

- Strength
- Aerobic
- Tactics
- Ball Control
- Defending
- Attacking
- Shooting
- Shot Stopping
- Handling

**Calculating the Stars**

In an ideal situation, you would have a specialist Coach for each of the nine different categories. To reach the maximum stars for each category, a Coach will need different attributes, but three Attributes are the same for every Coach you need. These are:

- Determination
- Discipline
- Motivation

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

Then using the following formula, you can calculate the amount of stars a coach will get:

**Needed Attribute * X + DDM * X**

Looks difficult, but believe us when we say this is very easy to apply in your game. We will discuss every category to show you how easy it is.

**FITNESS TRAINING**

**Strength**

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

If the outcome is 270 or higher; the coach will get 5 stars.

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

**Aerobic**

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

If the outcome is 270 or higher; the coach will get 5 stars.

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 TRAINING**

**Shot Stopping**

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

If the outcome is 360 or higher, the coach will get 5 stars

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

**Handling**

The Formula is: Goalkeepers * 8 + Technique * 3 + DDM * 3

If the outcome is 360 or higher, the coach will get 5 stars

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

**GENERAL TRAINING**

**Tactics**

The Formula is: Tactical * 2 + DDM

If the outcome is 90 or higher, the coach will get 5 stars

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**

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

If the outcome is 270 or higher, the coach will get 5 stars

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**

The Formula is: Defending * 8 + Tactical * 3 + DDM * 3

If the outcome is 360 or higher, the coach will get 5 stars

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**

The Formula is: Attacking * 6 + Tactical * 3 + DDM * 2

If the outcome is 270 or higher, the coach will get 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**

The Formula is: Technique * 6 + Attacking * 3 + DDM * 2

If the outcome is 270 or higher, the coach will get 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

Now lets explain it through an example.

You have the following coach under contract:

You would like to know how many stars he will receive for his best attribute: Defending. As you have learned before, you will need the following formula:

Defense * 8 + Tactical * 3 + DDM (you add these three attributes into one number) * 3

**The result will be:**

15 * 8 + 9 * 3 + 35 * 3 = 120 + 27 + 105 = **252 in total**

If we the take a look at the schedule for the Defending Training Category, we see that: **240-279 = 3.5 star**. That means that this coach will get a maximum of 3.5 stars for this category.

If you understand the steps we showed you in this guide, you are ready to create a fantastic Coaching Staff. If you have a question, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

**GUIDES & COACH LISTS**

Now that you know what to look for when signing the best coaches, you should also have a look at our special Training Guides:

But if you don't want to calculate who the best coaches are, you could have a look at our Scoutlists with the best coaches available in Football Manager 2017:

**ESSENTIAL FM CONTENT**

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