Training playing position/role in Tactics, Training & Strategies Discussion Posted May 9 4 hours ago, ScoreMore (Mico) said: Thank you for that great answer @Seb Wassell. What I meant in the 2nd part you answered was what happens in the individual roles training when a player is assigned to train a position (and therefore doesn´t have a role assigned). Does he train in the role he usually plays? Or something else? If ex a player is assigned to train as a central midfielder and the formation has 2 different roles assigned to central midfielders, which role would he train? Ah so that is what I was answering, although clearly not well enough! Training position alone means they are training in all the attributes for that position but to a lighter degree. They are not focusing on a single role. Training in a position alone is a lighter workload than training a specific role and covers a broader range of skills but to a lesser degree. It'll default to where they play.