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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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Spend the day with our experts as they trade live and discuss what’s happening in the markets. Expect breaking news, tips, community stats, shout-outs to our best performing traders, and special guests. Let’s prepare for the trading day together and crush the markets! We’re live Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–3:30 PM CT.

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Group Coaching

Free Group Coaching is live on TopstepTV every Monday–Thursday from 12-1 PM CT. Learn from our team of experts and get your questions answered live. Our Performance Coaches are here to support you on your journey to becoming a Topstep Funded Trader™. Send your burning questions to our Coaches so they can answer them on-air at .


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Discord community

Join the #group-coaching channel to meet our team and connect with other traders. Each Coach also has a dedicated Discord channel, so if you have previously worked with Coach Robert, you can now find him in Discord under #coach-robert. Each Coach posts their hours to their channel each week so you know when you can catch them.

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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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Clipboard showing a checklist with all of the items checked

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


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

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Quote bubble with two exclamation points showing an alert

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


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

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Journal with pencil writing icon

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


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®!




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.





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.





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.






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.





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.





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.






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.





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.




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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