Ah yes, I figured it out shortly after I made the original post! I was under the assumption that you had to participate in a tournament every week.
I wasn't leaving the first match of every tournament to get points though. I had over 300 points but I just never had the time to train, so I thought I had to purposely tank a tournament in order to get time to train. Silly me, I could've just entered a tournament another week.
Anyways, thanks for the help and the heads up on the way training can be changed in the .ini file.