There should be an option for in faction sparring to test teams. Set it up like territories where your faction mates enter a team in for people in your faction to test out. This sparring program would gain you no rep, food, wood but would give you a better understanding of your own team and how it works in real battle time.
Bump this the community needs this feature
This could be a great feature. The logistics would just have to be figured out on it.
This has been mentioned numerous times for the last year but no word on anything.