I want to build a soccer manager mmo and I'm currently thinking about how to get young players into the game.
The classic way would be to invest into the youth and produce better youth players each season. But that's kinda oldschool.
I'd rather implement a draft-like system that has a pool of young players and the teams can choose one of them.
Now since the users aren't necessarily online when they should be, it needs to be built in a way, that the draft takes place maybe over the whole season, but the players are available to the teams the season after.
There are a couple of questions that still need to be answered. Like how to handle multiple leagues? Can all choose from the same pool or does every league have its own pool of players to choose from?
How would you do it?