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Date: 03/10/2013 12:44:04
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So, there's this thing called the U21 Canadian team...
*last updated 1/1/14 - new OD recommendations, Fewmit recognition, Coachparrot link

Why should you care?
1. More merchandise money for you (more $ for a quality drafted Canadian on your team + more $ for each U21 game played)
2. A quality player on your roster (who won't depreciate in skills for awhile + you can either continue to train, keep as a strong player, or sell for good money on the transfer list)
3. Learn how to train properly (training positions, training speeds, game shape)
4. Success for the U21 team and getting some excitement in the Canadian community.
5. Success for the national team in the longer term development of high potential players.

What kind of player should you train?
1. 18 years old
2. star potential minimum
3a. height 6'4 and below - guard - 30+ in the 6 guard skills (JS,JR,OD,HA,DR,PA)
3b. height 6'5 to 6'8 - small forward - 50+ total skill points (not including stamina or free throws)
3c. height 6'9 and above - big - 20+ in the 4 big skills (IS,ID,RB,SB)
4. least amount of atrocious skills possible

What would be an even better player to train?
1. superstar potential minimum
2. 55+ total skill points
3. good stamina and free throw (to avoid training it much in 2 game weeks)
4. guards with good big skills, bigs with good guard skills

What level trainer do you need?
1. level 4 minimum
2. level 5 recommended

How to ensure maximum training for your player?
1. 48 minutes at the position being trained (48+ minutes will be shown on the "manage my team" screen)
2. train 1 position only whenever possible (OD,SB,ID,IS,JR,HA,PA)
3. pick 2-3 trainees to train that need similar pops, but make sure your primary trainee gets guaranteed 48+ minutes
4. more on training (http://www.buzzerbeater.com/community/forum/read.aspx?thr...)

What's the deal with game shape?
1. A player with strong(8) or proficient(9) game shape will play better.
2. During team selection, prospective players not kept in good game shape will not make the team.
3. During lineup selection, current players not kept in good game shape will sit out.
4. more on game shape (http://www.buzzerbeater.com/community/forum/read.aspx?thr...)

What skills should you aim for by the time your player is 21?
1. point guard - OD14,PA13,60+ in the 6 guard skills
2. shooting guard - JS14,OD13,60+ in the 6 guard skills
3. small forward - 8+ in all skills except SB,then fine tune for inside/outside game
4. power forward - IS12,ID12,RB10,OD 8,5+ in other 4 guard skills (not JR)
5. center - IS13,ID13,RB13,no atrocious in guard skills

What more can you do?
1. sign up for the offsite forum (http://w11.zetaboards.com/BB_ECU/index/)
2. use a training simulator (http://sourceforge.net/projects/coachparrot) (new as of 12/31/13)
3. ask questions using the Canadian forum, help forum, or through BBmail
4. if you are a new team and are overwhelmed by everything, perhaps sell your new trainee for a nice wad of cash (good money for you, and a better trained player for Canada's team in the future)
Common misconceptions
1. playing your trainee 100 minutes/week will make him train faster (no, it just raises injury chance and worsens game shape)
2. position should determine training (no, height does... if you drafted a 6'2 power forward, it just means he has good big skills, however you should still train him as a guard)
3. higher salary players are "better" (could be just unbalanced/mono-skilled/few great skills and many horrible skills)
4. this thread is not for posting players and asking if they can make the U21 (BBmail me or create a different thread)

*Thank you to Fewmit for allowing us to use the outline of his USA training guide*

Last edited by Kumiko (CAN U21) at 01/01/2014 18:33:29

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Step-by-step training guide (with pictures) coming soon... (January project)

Last edited by Kumiko (CAN U21) at 01/01/2014 18:35:32

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Once I'm done this I will post a U21 training guide (similar to Fewmit's US U21 guide), a practical how-to train someone from day 1 after receiving a player from the draft.


She did give you some recognition.

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It's important to establish plans with your Canadian trainees. Don't feel overwhelmed and/or neglect them. If you're new or inexperienced with training, don't forget that you can communicate with U21 NT staff and seek advisement from them. Anyone can seek advisement from them.

Always remember that you can choose to sell your Canadian trainees if you're unable to get them proper or ideal training. Sometimes this is for the best. It's good business sense to not let your trainees depreciate in value. A young, untrained player will not help your team as you progress through the game.

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Good point. I will add to the first post with info such as this.

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Date: 03/13/2013 22:46:38
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Can't wait for this guide. Already in the works of training a SF for U21 who I think will have a good chance of making it (I hope)

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Date: 03/14/2013 11:07:11
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Jeff the #1 rule is don't try to train everyone. I noticed that you have a roster full of young players that all could be trained but it's best if you don't. Pick your 2-3 best guys to prioritize and virtually ignore or better yet sell the rest of them.

And don't hesitate to ask questions, training properly takes a long time to figure out.