Correct. Support has never specifically said this, but it has implied this to be the case.
What is the best way to develop a player? What are the pitfalls/factors that help a player reach their projected ratings? Is it possible for every player to reach their potential, or are the players that don't reach their projections a deliberate part of the game design? ( leppykahn - Hall of Famer - 3:41 PM)
Lots of factors are at play. Player makeup rating, age, peak age (varies from player to player), coaching staff, performance, level/age relationship (25 yr old at lo a isn't a good idea, for example), injuries and demotions. Most players should reach their projection assuming a normal progression pattern. Remember, some players continue to improve beyond 27 years old, but the display of projected ratings lock in at age 27. If they improve beyond that, their projected ratings synch up to their current ratings.
Does the level a player is at affect his speed of development? Or is it only a product of coaching, playing time, and success? ( wilhitec - Pro - 3:43 PM)
Yes. Level and age matter and so does repeating a level too many times