The Reserve team is a team made up of players who are either too old for the youth team , have been promoted to the reserve team for a harder league or not in favour of the first team. It competes in a league made up of all the other reserve teams in the league, except in some countries (Spain and Germany) where they play in a competitive league lower down the country's league ladder (which gives younger players competitive experience). It can be used to give players who do not get regular first team football match practice.