By training your players' skills, you can increase them - without training they will remain at the same level. (Exception: The skills of players that are age 32 or older will slowly decrease.)
There are five different skills:
Keeping - the most important skill for a goalie
Tackling - the most important skill for defenders
Playmaking - the most important skill for central midfielders
Passing - the most important skill for wingplayers
Scoring - the most important skill for strikers
In training each player trains the skills trained. The effect is high only for their main skill, the others will train slowly. To train other skills more effectively players can be repositioned.
The efficiency of training depends on different factors:
- Age - the younger, the better - no effect if 32 or above
- Position experience - trained positions determine the effect of individual training, e.x. a goalie will learn keeping faster than a striker
- Injuries - injured players do not participate in training, bruised players will only gain half of the effect
- Energy - The higher the energy, the higher the training effect
- Character - diligent players will train more efficiently
- Staff - the higher the efficiency of the assistant coach, the higher the effect of the training will be
- Skills – When a player is close to 100 (max skill) he will train slower
Skills determine how good players will play on certain positions. For example: A striker mostly needs the scoring skill. Good playmaking skills also improves their performance, but the effect is much smaller.
Hint: As the training is highly efficient only for the main skill of the trained position of a player, it makes sense to reposition players to other positions for a while to boost their secondary skills. The better the player, the higher the effect of this strategy can be. You can change the position instantly by using "repositioning trading cards" so you don't have to wait the 10 days until you receive the full training effect on the new position.