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Free Coaching

We are 100% here to help you succeed in becoming a Topstep Funded Trader™ and offer free coaching to get you there! Get the coaching that works best for YOU.

 

our approach

Our patented coaching routine, Prep–Trade–Reflect™, makes it easier to build daily trading habits that help you achieve consistent performance. This methodology is instilled across all of our coaching.

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Group Coaching

Group Coaching is a great way to connect with and learn from our experts and peers! Discuss current market trends and news, and get answers to your burning questions live from futures trading veteran, John Hoagland, every Monday and Wednesday at 1 PM CST. 

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NEW! One-on-One Coaching

Check-in with an expert regularly to discuss your trading approach, risk management, and mindset needed to get funded and pay yourself. Our coaches are here to help you succeed!

We appreciate your patience as we build this new and free opportunity for all active traders. Join our waitlist to be alerted when openings are available!

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Digital coaching WITH coach t™

Topstep’s trading dashboard features Coach T, our digital performance coach that provides tools and personalized trading stats to help you become a smarter, more disciplined trader. Coach T will guide you in achieving Funded Trader status every time you get in front of the trading screens.

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CHECKLIST
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Build stronger, more sustainable habits so you can approach the markets with confidence.

TRADING PLAN

Hold yourself accountable and be scored against your personalized plan every day.

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ALERTS
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Get notified before major events that can put your trading at risk.

TRADER IQ™

Review your TraderIQ score and personalized stats daily to understand how you’re doing.

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JOURNAL
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Make note of what worked well and what to be mindful of tomorrow.

WEEKLY EMAILS

Coach T is constantly analyzing your trade data and will reach out with guidance and tips.

meet OUR coaches

Our experts are here to help you build healthier habits and stronger skills so you can become a Topstep Funded Trader®!

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MICHAEL PATAK

Founder, CEO & Performance Coach

 

Michael started in the live markets at 18, losing three $30K accounts. Through an unpaid position at a prop firm, he learned the importance of growing skills in SIM. He traded with his own capital at the CBOT, rising from the bottom step to the top step, becoming one of the biggest locals in the Dow futures pit. This led Michael to create a place where others can learn and trade live without risking their savings.

 

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JOHN HOAGLAND

Senior Performance Coach

 

John has 35+ years of futures trading experience. He traded on the CME floor for 20 years before moving to the screens in 2009. He’s developed thousands of traders at Topstep and is passionate about improving individual performance. Catch him in Group Coaching and on Topstep’s live broadcasts, like the Forecast & Recap, Coach’s Playbook and Make Hoag Money.

 

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EDDIE HORN

Senior Performance Coach

 

Eddie started his career at the CME in 1985 as a runner for Thomson McKinnon Futures. From there, he gained experience in Currencies, working in the pits. Eddie’s advice and direction has given thousands of traders a more straightforward path to better habits, stronger skills, and long-term success, in his 10+ years at Topstep. Watch his Funded Trader interviews on YouTube.

 

 

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MICK IERONIMO

Funding Performance Coach

 

Mick has 20+ years of futures trading experience. After getting his start on the CME floor in Grains, he made the transition to full time discretionary trading on the screen. In addition to trading his own account, he operated as a market maker for a proprietary trading firm, as well as execution for a hedge fund prior to joining Topstep in 2015 as Risk Manager.

 

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ROBERT COONEY

Performance Coach

 

Robert has been trading & investing since 2002. He began day trading full-time in 2017 with stocks and crypto, switching to futures in 2018. His focus is on intraday, short-term trades on NQ, ES, RTY, and YM. He uses the “Occam’s Razor” approach meaning, “the simplest explanation is usually the best”. He codes custom indicators and automated trading bots.

 

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DAN HODGMAN

Performance Coach

 

Dan has traded for 10+ years between Chicago prop firms, as well as his personal accounts, while simultaneously serving in the US Marine Corps. As you might guess, he’s big on discipline, and it shows in his coaching philosophy. He looks forward to working with active traders and helping them achieve their goals. Catch Dan on the Coach’s Playbook and LimitUp! Podcast.

 

 

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JOHN DOHERTY

Performance Coach

 

John is a 20 veteran of the futures trading industry. In 2001, he joined a high volume market making group where he managed large positions in the 30-year Bonds and 10-year Treasury Notes. In 2007 he transitioned to full-time electronic trading. John joined Topstep in 2019 and is a regular contributor to the daily Market Forecast and Recap, The Coach's Playbook, and Limit Up! Podcast.

 

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NICK DOLBY

Performance Coach

 

Nick AKA Dolbytime is a long-time Trading Combine veteran and member of Topstep. He was born and raised as a trader in the Trading Combine, starting in 2012, and has been funded multiple times on different account sizes trading Crude Oil. He loves chatting about the psychological aspect of trading and what we can do as traders to improve our mental edge.

 

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Coach T

Digital Performance Coach

 

Coach T makes it easier to build a daily trading routine so you can achieve consistent performance. Prep for your day with Coach T by setting your Trading Plan. Coach T will Alert you throughout the day of events that may affect your trading. And when you’re done, use Coach T’s personalized stats and TraderIQ Score to reflect and improve your strategy and trading habits.

 

Interested in becoming one of our performance coaches? Contact us!

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