Football Manager

Football Manager 2020 – How to develop youth players

I don’t know a single person playing FM20 who doesn’t love developing youth players. It’s a great feeling when a talent you nurtured for multiple seasons finally gets first-team minutes. This short guide will tell you all you need to know about developing your highly talented youth prospects in FM20.

  • Improve youth coaches
    • Hire coaches who specialize in a certain aspect of training
    • Good “Working With Youngsters”
  • Hire a good Head of Youth Development
    • Look for a positive personality
  • Look for key attributes
    • Determination
    • Work Rate
    • Natural Fitness
  • Mentoring
    • Create groups with appropriate positions
    • Use influential players with high Determination
    • Use influential players with positive personalities
  • Train your youth players appropriately
    • Mold the training to your tactical requirements
      • Correct roles
      • Correct individual training
  • Game time is everything
    • If you can’t guarantee minutes for your youth prospects look for a loan where the player is a first-team player or even a key player
    • Look out for decent facilities at the clubs loaning your players
    • The higher the league, the better but a player should never be out of his depth
  • Development Center
    • Keep tabs on your youth players via the Development Center

Football Manager – Guides Collection

This collection of guides for Football Manager will be updated regularly.

Guide to Football Manager
Handling Your First Season In Charge
Three Simple Steps To Turn Around An Under-performing Team

Game Setup

How to set up your FM19 save

Before Hitting Continue

FM 19 – Coaches, Scouts & Physios

FM 19 – Analyse Squad

FM 19 – Tactic Building

FM 19 – Training Guide

FM 19 – Training Guide Part 2

Tactic Sessions: Possession
How to Play FM14: A Twelve Step Guide
Pairs & Combinations
Central Midfielders
Wide Players
The Mentality Ladder
Creating A Tactic – Design, Create and Maintain

“How I…” FM Guide: Training (Der FM)

Player Development
Emulating La Masia; 01. Setting Up Your Own Conveyor Belt Of Talent
Emulating La Masia; 02. The Facilities
Emulating La Masia; 03. The (Coaching) Staff
Emulating La Masia; 04. The Club DNA
Emulating La Masia; 05. Requirements
Emulating La Masia; 06. Tutoring
Emulating La Masia; 07. First Team Action
Ajax Youth Development – When The Real World Meets Football Manager
Youth Development Guide – Reddit
Football Manager 2017 Tips & Tricks | Youth Development

Player Preferred Moves (PPMs)
Utilizing Player Preferred Moves
Player Preferred Moves

Creating a Scouting System
BEGINNERS Guide To Finding Loan Players – Lower League Management (LLM)

FM18 – Finding the best loans using Team Reports

FM19 Scouting – How to set up scouting quickly

Staff Responsibilities & Backroom Advice

Match Analysis
The First 15 Minutes

Player Roles
Inverted Wing Back