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Academy

Introduction

True to real football, the academy is how new talent enters the game. All the players enter the game aged 18. Between the ages of 18 and 20 players are members of an academy, bound to their parent club.
To guarantee that you keep an academy product at your club past the age of 21, you will need to sign them as a squad player – by minting him as an NFT.
Failure to do so will mean that the player becomes a free agent, and any other club will be able to sign him at an auction. Once you've signed a player, you have the scope to sell and loan them out to other teams.
That said, your academy players who are not yet free agents can still play for your first-team squad without the requirement of minting them.

Talent Pipeline

The academy will likely be your key channel for bringing players into your first-team squad.
Your club starts with 10 players in its academy. Every season 10 new players are generated into your academy, ready to be introduced to the professional game.
Within each cohort there will be a varied distribution of quality. This distribution will depend on the club's division and how much work has been put into improving the academy's quality.

Player Signing

Whilst these players live in the academy, they don't live on chain. When a club owner wants to sign a player on a contract, they mint them as an NFT. When signing a player from their academy the club will incur a small minting fee. This fee will go toward funding prize pools.
For an explanation of how prize pools will work, read this Medium article.

Infrastructure Investments

You can invest in your club's facilities such as the stadium and academy to improve their quality. Investing in your academy will increase the average quality of players produced. Investing in your stadium will give you the ability to upgrade its appearance and capacity, and also give your team a morale boost.

Coaching and Specialisation

Initially, the kind of players that your academy develops will be random. You may have relatively many players specialising in defense, with a corresponding deficit of attacking players.
Fixing this imbalance in the short term may require active trading, but you can also choose to focus on your academy developing the kind of talent that your team needs.
Bringing specialist coaches into the academy can encourage the development of the kinds of players that are most valuable to your team, as well as increase the quality of those players. More information on coaches can be found in the Strategy section of the Gitbook.
Clubs in higher divisions have greater coaching capacity, meaning they can utilise more coaches in their academy. Clubs can upgrade their coaching capacity through investment or moving up the divisions.
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Introduction
Talent Pipeline
Player Signing
Infrastructure Investments
Coaching and Specialisation