Training Mode FAQ by RHarrison0987
David Beckham Soccer on SuperCheats.com
                             David Beckham Soccer
                              For the PlayStation
                               Training Mode FAQ

                               By Ryan Harrison
                          rharrisonfaqs(at)gmail.com

                         Last Revised: 01 January 2006
                                  Version 1.1

             This document is Copyright (c)2005-2006 Ryan Harrison

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Table of Contents

    1. Version History
    2. Training Mode FAQ
    3. Credits
    4. Legal Disclaimer
    5. Contacting Me


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                              1. Version History
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Version 1.1  -  01 January 2006   -  Changed the format a tiny bit and updated
                                     the copyright.

Version 1.0  -  03 February 2005  -  The first version of this in-depth FAQ,
                                     which entirely covers the Training Mode
                                     version of DB Soccer.


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                             2. Training Mode FAQ
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[ YOUTH PLAYER ]  -------------------------------------------------------------

The Youth Player Training mode is basically learning all the simple moves that
there are to use in DB Soccer - the simple skills of Shooting, Passing,
Defending, Crossing, Corners and Free Kicks. Here, this section looks at each
of these exercises and the different tests you do in each of them.


Shooting
--------
Information: The aim of this game is to hit the flashing panels in the goal.
             Aim your shot using the directional button.

Exercise 1
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The goal has all panels lit, and you're in front of it.
    Hints and Tips: Press Square and you'll knock it in. Nothing's easier.

Exercise 2
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The goal has the left-hand panels lit. You're at the edge of the
              penalty box, facing the right end of the goal.
    Hints and Tips: Move up and left, and while holding the same buttons on the
                    Control Pad, hit Square to shoot and at should go towards
                    the red panels on the left.

Exercise 3
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The goal has the right-hand panels lit. You're at the edge of the
              penalty box, facing the left end of the goal.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same as you did in the last exercise, just go up and
                    right this time.

Exercise 4
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The two bottom panels are lit. You're outside the penalty box, a
              little to the right of in front of the goal.
    Hints and Tips: Get yourself in line with the goal and hold Up and shoot
                    when you're about next to the penalty spot.

Exercise 5
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The two top panels are lit. You're outside the penalty box, a
              little to the left of in front of the goal.
    Hints and Tips: As usual, get in line with the goal and run up to the
                    penalty spot. To shoot the ball upwards, press Square and
                    then quickly hold Down on the Control Pad. It should go in,
                    but it may take a few attempts if you're not used to this.


Passing
-------
Information: The aim of this game is to pass the ball successfully five times.

Exercise 1
    Time: 20 seconds
    Scenario: Several other players surround you. You can pass the ball to any
              of them.
    Hints and Tips: Easy. Pass the ball with X, and hold the direction of the
                    other players. If they are off-screen, look for the red
                    markers on the edge of the screen pointing in their
                    direction.

Exercise 2
    Time: 15 seconds
    Scenario: The same as last time, only a little more spaced out.
    Hints and Tips: This exercise is hardly any more difficult, you just have
                    five seconds less and the players are more spaced out.
                    String your passes effectively and you'll easily pass this.

Exercise 3
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The same as last time, only even more spaced out.
    Hints and Tips: Less time with more space, so just make sure to keep all
                    your passes well stringed and make sure they always come to
                    a player, because if you fail to receive a pass, you waste
                    valuable time.

Exercise 4
    Time: 15 seconds
    Scenario: You are surrounded by other players, some with yellow bibs, some
              with red. You must pass to yellow-bibbed players and keep the
              ball away from the opposition (the players with red bibs).
    Hints and Tips: It's quite easy if you pass the ball to one player then
                    quickly pass it back to the player who passed it to them.
                    If a red-bibbed player comes close, pass it to someone who
                    is a decent distance away and continue this routine.

Exercise 5
    Time: 20 seconds
    Scenario: The same as last time, only a little more spaced out.
    Hints and Tips: Use the one-two method described in exercise 4 and you
                    won't go wrong. More players come towards you quickly, so
                    try long-range passes if you get surrounded. You have a
                    little more time, but it's a bit trickier, so keep these
                    points well in mind.


Defending
---------
Information: In this game you must clear the ball past the blue markers and up
             the field out of danger.

Exercise 1
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The ball comes flying in from the left side of the field.
    Hints and Tips: When the ball comes to you, you can collect it then shoot
                    it away with Square, or you can header/volley it with
                    Triangle when it flies towards the player, but sometimes
                    you might miss it and the opposition could score.

Exercise 2
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The ball comes flying in from the right side of the field.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same as what was described in Exercise 1.

Exercise 3
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The ball comes flying in from the centre of the field.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same as what was described in Exercise 1.

Exercise 4
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The ball comes flying in from the left side of the penalty box.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same as what was described in Exercise 1.

Exercise 5
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The ball comes flying in from the right side of the penalty box.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same as what was described in Exercise 1.


Crossing
--------
Information: The aim of this game is to cross the ball into the box and score.
             You must hit a flashing panel.

Exercise 1
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are on the left side of the penalty box. All panels in the
              goal are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Make sure you press Triangle to cross the ball when you are
                    behind the yellow markers. When it comes in towards a
                    teammate, use Square to volley it into the net.

Exercise 2
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are on the right side of the penalty box. The panels on the
              left side of the goal are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Cross it in again, and when the teammate gets it, press
                    Down and Left to knock it into the specified area.

Exercise 3
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are on the left side of the penalty box. The panels on the
              right side of the goal are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same again, just hold Up and Right when you receive
                    the cross to volley it into the specified area.

Exercise 4
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are on the right side of the penalty box. The panels on the
              bottom of the goal are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Cross it in, and have a teammate collect it (there are
                    members of an opposing side as well). Use a gentle tap with
                    Square and it'll roll in. Don't shoot it on the bounce, as
                    it may hit the top panels rather than the bottom ones.

Exercise 5
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are on the left side of the penalty box. The panels on the
              top of the goal are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same, and when a teammate receives, press Square and
                    hold Up to shoot upwards. This can prove tricky and may
                    take a few tries to get it to a teammate and to line up for
                    the shot, but don't give up!


Corners
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Information: The aim of this game is to take the corner and then score. You
             must hit a flashing panel.

Exercise 1
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the left corner. Four other players stand around the
              penalty box.
    Hints and Tips: Believe it or not, it actually IS possible to score direct
                    from a corner in this game, and you can do it here! But, it
                    doesn't count since the shot is behind the markers. But it
                    is sweet to try out though. Anyway, hit Circle or X to take
                    the corner kick to the player with the specified marker
                    above their head, then hit Square and a direction to knock
                    it into the net.

Exercise 2
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the right corner. The left side of the goal is lit.
    Hints and Tips: Again, press Circle or X to take the corner to one of the
                    nearby players, and when they receive it, hold Down and
                    Left and press Square to shoot it into the red panels.

Exercise 3
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the left corner. The right side of the goal is lit.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same again, this time hold Up and Right when you
                    receive it to shoot it into the lit side of the goal.

Exercise 4
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the right corner. The bottom of the goal is lit.
    Hints and Tips: Use Circle or X, then when the player receives it, a hit of
                    Square will make it roll through the bottom panels.

Exercise 5
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the left corner. The top of the goal is lit.
    Hints and Tips: You should aim with the direction guide and press Square to
                    kick it this time, though. Watch out as there are other
                    players that try to knock the ball out of play. Line the
                    shot up and press Down and hold Square to knock the ball
                    high.


Free Kicks
----------
Information: The aim of this game is to hit a flashing panel from a free kick -
             either directly or via another player.

Exercise 1
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: You are directly in front of the goal. All panels are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Press Square and it goes in. Easy!

Exercise 2
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the left edge of the penalty box. The right-hand
              panels on the goal are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Just move the guide a little more to the right so that it
                    is leading into the red panels. Shoot and it should go in.

Exercise 3
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the right edge of the penalty box. The left-hand
              panels on the goal are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same, just aim in the other direction.

Exercise 4
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: You are in front of the goal outside the penalty box. The top
              right panel of the goal is lit.
    Hints and Tips: It can be quite tricky to aim this perfectly but you want
                    the guide to end just at the top of the panel. Don't shoot
                    too hard or it may thwack the crossbar. A bit of practise
                    and you'll get this - it's not as hard as it looks.

Exercise 5
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the right edge of the penalty box. An opposing player
              is in front of the goal. Other players stand nearby, to the left.
              All panels are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Don't try to score directly here. Instead, pass it to the
                    player with 'X' above their head, and when they receive the
                    pass, volley it upwards into the net.


[ RESERVE PLAYER ]  -----------------------------------------------------------

After you have passed all the skills in the Youth Player category of DB Soccer
you are able to train for Reserve Player. Each of the skills you learn in this
mode are more advanced versions of what you learned in Youth Player mode.


Penalties
---------
Information: In this game you must hit a flashing panel from the penalty spot
             and beat the goalkeeper.

Exercise 1
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: All panels are lit.
    Hints and Tips: I find the best direction to aim is bottom left, so hold
                    Down and Left. You shoot harder when you hold Square longer
                    as well. Of course you can aim anywhere else, just pray the
                    keeper doesn't save!

Exercise 2
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: The left panels are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Again, aim bottom left.

Exercise 3
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: The right panels are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Aim bottom right.

Exercise 4
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: The top left panel is lit.
    Hints and Tips: Aim top left and make a decent hard shot. Hope the keeper
                    doesn't save. Don't hold Square too long or it'll hit the
                    crossbar; about a second should do it.

Exercise 5
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: The top right panel is lit.
    Hints and Tips: Aim top right and hold Square for about a second, and hope
                    the keeper doesn't save, and it should be a goal.


Advanced Free Kicks
-------------------
Information: Score from a free kick, making sure you hit a flashing panel.

Exercise 1
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the edge of the penalty box. A wall of players are on
              the keeper's line. The right side of the goal is lit.
    Hints and Tips: Aim the guide high over the wall and at the top right panel
                    and it'll go in if it's done right.

Exercise 2
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the edge of the penalty box. A wall of players are on
              the keeper's line. The left side of the goal is lit.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same again, but aim for the top left.

Exercise 3
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: The same as exercise 1, but the wall is closer to you.
    Hints and Tips: Aim the guide at the edge of the net. It might take
                    practise, but isn't too much harder than exercise 1.

Exercise 4
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: The same as exercise 2, but the wall is closer to you.
    Hints and Tips: See the tips for exercise 3, just do it at the other side.

Exercise 5
    Time: 5 seconds
    Scenario: You are a bit further out. The wall is quite close to you. The
              keeper guards the net. All panels are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Remember Beckham's great free kick against Columbia in
                    1998? You'll want to do the same thing here. Aim the guide
                    to go over the wall and land on the edge of the left box in
                    the bottom corner. Shoot, and watch it fly in beautifully!


Tackling
--------
Information: In this game you must tackle the opposition player then clear the
             ball past the blue markers. Be careful not to foul the player or
             you will fail!

Exercise 1
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Two players advance towards you head on.
    Hints and Tips: Simply charge at them and use X to rob them of the ball
                    when you're standing next to them. Then, when you have
                    possession, shoot it to the left, past the markers.

Exercise 2
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Four players advance towards you head on.
    Hints and Tips: They may pass as they approach, so be prepared. Otherwise,
                    just do the same as you did in Exercise 1.

Exercise 3
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The same as exercise 2, but the markers are closer.
    Hints and Tips: You have less room to clear the ball, but it won't prove
                    much tougher than before.

Exercise 4
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You start next to the player with the ball.
    Hints and Tips: This guy will instantly charge at goal, and you're the only
                    guy to stop him, so quickly charge at him and take the ball
                    before he shoots for goal! Shoot it past the markers with
                    Square.

Exercise 5
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The same as exercise 4, but there are two defenders and two
              attackers.
    Hints and Tips: Quite easier, just quickly charge, tackle, perhaps pass if
                    you need to, and deflect it over the markers.


Long Range Shooting
-------------------
Information: Score from outside the yellow markers, ensuring you hit a flashing
             panel.

Exercise 1
    Time: 15 seconds
    Scenario: You are standing between the halfway line and the penalty box.
              All panels on the goal are flashing.
    Hints and Tips: Run towards the markers and shoot. Doesn't get much
                    simpler, no?

Exercise 2
    Time: 15 seconds
    Scenario: You are on the right hand side of the penalty box. The left side
              of the goal has the lighted panels.
    Hints and Tips: Run straight ahead, then hold Up and Left and shoot just a
                    couple of steps before the markers, and it'll go in, Bobby
                    Charlton style.

Exercise 3
    Time: 15 seconds
    Scenario: You are on the left hand side of the penalty box. The right side
              of the goal has the lighted panels.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same as in the last exercise, just shoot Up and
                    Right to knock the ball into the net.

Exercise 4
    Time: 15 seconds
    Scenario: The same as exercise 3, but a keeper guards the net. All panels
              are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same as in exercise 3, and it should go in again.

Exercise 5
    Time: 15 seconds
    Scenario: The same as exercise 2, but a keeper guards the net. All panels
              are lit.
    Hints and Tips: Do the same as in exercise 2, and it should go in again.


Advanced Crossing
-----------------
Information: The aim of this game is to score a goal from a cross. Their
             defenders and goalkeeper will try to stop you.

Exercise 1
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are on the left side of the penalty box. Other players
              (including opposition) are in the box, and a goalkeeper guards
              the net.
    Hints and Tips: Try to cross it in and header it in any direction with
                    square. You do not have to get a specific part of the net,
                    but the main problem is the keeper saving. Just hope he
                    doesn't, and after some practise, you'll get this.

Exercise 2
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Same as exercise 1, but you are on the other side of the box.
    Hints and Tips: See exercise 1.

Exercise 3
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Same as exercise 1 but less players in the box.
    Hints and Tips: See exercise 1, nothing else will make it any harder for
                    you.

Exercise 4
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Same as exercise 2 but less players in the box.
    Hints and Tips: See exercise 2, nothing else will make it any harder for
                    you.

Exercise 5
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Same as exercise 1 but more players in the box.
    Hints and Tips: See exercise 1, nothing else will make it any harder for
                    you.


Advanced Corners
----------------
Information: The aim of this game is to score from a corner kick.

Exercise 1
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: You are at the left corner. Some players stand around the box,
              and a goalkeeper guards the goal.
    Hints and Tips: I tend to use the guide for this. Aim it to the right end
                    of the goal to a player, and shoot, then volley it down
                    into the net. Practise well with this, as it's tricky. Make
                    sure the opposition don't get up for it, and that the
                    keeper isn't in your path to collect it.

Exercise 2
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: The same as exercise 1, but you're on the other corner.
    Hints and Tips: See exercise 1.

Exercise 3
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Exactly the same as exercise 1.
    Hints and Tips: See exercise 1.

Exercise 4
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Exactly the same as exercise 2.
    Hints and Tips: See exercise 1.

Exercise 5
    Time: 10 seconds
    Scenario: Exactly the same as exercise 1.
    Hints and Tips: See exercise 1.


[ PROFESSIONAL PLAYER ]  ------------------------------------------------------

The last stage of training in DB Soccer is unlike the last two modes, instead
of having to pass 3 out of 5 on a general skill, you hone on these skills to
make them as good as possible by trying to obtain points via targets. So
without further ado, here's the rundown of each of them...


Target Free Kicks
-----------------
Information: Each colour target in the goal is worth points. See how many
             points you can score from the five free kicks.

Time: 5 seconds per free kick

Scenario: The wall is in front of you. The goal is unguarded.

Hints and Tips: There aren't really any tips I can give you here; it's really
                just using good judgement when shooting. The clear cross in the
                middle of the net is worth one point, while the panels around
                the sides are worth 2, 3, 4 and 5 points, so aim for the side
                panels if you want to get more points. If aiming for the top
                corners, be aware not to hit the crossbar.


Target Passing
--------------
Information: Using the Circle button to kick, try to stop the ball on the
             target. The closer to the centre you get, the more points you will
             score. You have five attempts.

Time: 20 seconds per pass

Scenario: The target is to the upper-left of where you are. Shoot from behind
          the yellow markers.

Hints and Tips: Again, there isn't any specific help, but I tend to hold Circle
                for about half a second as I approach the markers before making
                the kick, as this usually works best for me.


Target Crossing
---------------
Information: Use the Triangle button to cross the ball and hit the target. The
             closer to the centre you hit, the more points you will score. You
             have five attempts.

Time: 20 seconds per cross

Scenario: The target is on the edge of the keeper's box, a little to the left
          and in front of you. Shoot from behind the markers.

Hints and Tips: What I do is run left then make a direct turn towards the
                target, run towards the markers and hold Triangle for about
                half a second before making the cross, and it works pretty well
                but it's worth practising other ways.


Panel Smash
-----------
Information: See how quickly you can knock out all four panels in the goal.

Time: 60 seconds

Scenario: You must take long-range shots at an unguarded net, which has four
          panels taking up each corner of the goal.

Hints and Tips: Getting the bottom two panels is easy. To get the top ones,
                approach those yellow markers, hold Square for about a second
                then press Down to shoot upwards. Practise, practise, practise.


Target Shooting
---------------
Information: You have thirty seconds to hit the moving target and score as many
             points as you can. You will score double points if you hit the
             bullseye!

Time: 30 seconds

Scenario: The target moves from left to right, over the net. You take long-
          range shots at it.

Hints and Tips: The usual, approach the markers and just shoot. Hold the Square
                button a little longer to make the ball go a little airborne,
                and keep in line with the target as you approach the markers.


Free Play
---------
Information: You have ninety seconds to score as many goals as you can in this
             five against three practise match!

Time: 90 seconds

Scenario: 5 vs 3. You play like you would in the regular game.

Hints and Tips: Time to combine all your skills! If you have taken everything
                in so far, then here will be the ultimate test. So my main tips
                for you: pass often, use crosses on the edge of the penalty box
                and use volleys often when you receive to score! After you have
                played enough of this, you're ready to play the proper game of
                DB Soccer!


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                                  3. Credits
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     For being my best friend on GameFAQs and for a lot of help and support.

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    For hosting my work and allowing me to become a recognised author!


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