This short little guide will explain what are experience points, how you can earn points in Effective and how much.

*Above: Your score indicates how many experience points you've earned in Effective in total*

## What are experience points?

Points help you **quantify and track the amount of hard work you’ve completed over a lifetime.**

Effective Points are based on whats called ‘cumulative competence feedback’. Its based on what scientists discovered about intrinsic motivation and the way to increase it. Earning points in Effective are just one of the ways we keep you focused on your goal because points are a way **recognising a more permanent growth in your abilities in ways that don’t disappear when you hit the “off” switch.” **

If you take a day off, or a week off, you can come back and see how much work you’ve put in over a lifetime with confidence knowing that you’ve put in work, not having lost anything (except in the case of injury or break where you may need a few days/weeks/months to re-build fitness and strength to previous levels).

## How do you earn points?

The great thing on Effective is that you're able to earn points for **every activity** you participate in on Effective. That means you can earn points in the following ways:

## How are the points calculated?

The number of points are defined by intensity and duration.

**How to earn points through workouts**

Every repetition (rep) of each exercise comes with a certain number of EXP based on the intensity and difficulty of the exercise.

For example, one rep of Inside Taps (10m of dribbling with the insides of the feet) is worth 3 points, whereas non-stop stepovers (Doing stepovers non-stop for 1 minute) is worth 37 points.

*Above: examples of how many points you can expect to earn per rep. *

The **more** reps you do, the **more** EXP you earn.

### Team trainings, matches and cross-training’s work differently.

Two things matter when you do them: The duration and the intensity.

Because the intensity is self rated and therefore highly subjective, how you rate yourself has a minimised effect on the score - but in any case you should always answer truthfully. It’s important because later you can look back and see what activities made a positive impact on intensity levels.

### How points are calculated for other activities

You can also earn points through the different activities and accomplishments you complete on Effective. For example by watching Game Brain videos or Classrooms. How many points you earn for every minute is defined by Train Effective but one should understand that you earn experience points because **every minute you spend watching a Game Brain or Classroom video will make you either a smarter or mentally stronger player. **

See the table earlier in the article to see just what ways you can earn points.