The academy is your source for new young players. Build the academy as early as you can. Each day you enter the academy screen for the first time, you get a free talent point. You need talent points to upgrade rookie contracts.
Talent points (TP) are also available in the ruby shop, as reward for certain challenges and in packs.
There are nine different rookie contracts, starting with the silver contract (available in the ruby shop and sometimes in surprise or present items) up to the top platinum contract. In the academy, you can upgrade contracts and activate them to convert them into new players. New players start with low strength. Improve them using training, training camps or by playing up their max strength.
There are the following contracts:
Silver - Player max strength 41-70
Gold - Player max strength 71-90
Platinum - Player max strength 91-99
If you activate a simple contract, you get a player with a random position. If you pay 7 TP, you can choose the position.
Specialist contracts - upgrade from simple contracts of the same class is 14 TP
Silver specialist - Random specialist with max strength 41-70
Gold specialist - Random specialist with max strength 71-90
Platinum specialist - Random specialist with max strength 91-99
If you activate a specialist contract, you get a player with a random position. If you pay 7 TP, you can choose the position.
Top Specialist Contracts - upgrade from specialist contracts of the same class.
Top Silver Specialist - Specialist with max strength 61-70
Top Gold Specialist - Specialist with max strength 84-90
Top Platinum Specialist - Specialist with max strength 97-99
If you activate a top specialist contract, you must pay 7 TP to choose position and specialist.