Launchpad: Complete Football Trading Course

If you're new to football trading, you have a huge amount to learn. Thankfully, Launchpad is on hand to get you started. 

When you become a Goal Profits member, you will have access to the best research and trading tools on the planet. However, you also need to know how to use them so that you can start trading profitably.

Launchpad is our complete football trading course and all Goal Profits members get access for FREE. It starts at the very beginning of the football trading journey, finishing up with much more advanced trading techniques.

Here's the best bit though... you're going to get a lot of help from professional traders Steve Brown and Kevin Laverick

As you learn new trading techniques, both Steve and Kevin will be on hand to answer any questions you have. You will even be able to trade alongside them live in the chat room, following all their moves and learning as you go.

Launchpad really is the ultimate football trading course, the only learning resource you're going to need.


Introduction to Launchpad

We have split Launchpad into four sections; Trading Basics, Trading for Beginners, Intermediate Trading and Advanced Trading.

Trading Basics is coloured blue, then we have a traffic light system for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. These colours are also applied to our trading strategy pages, so that new members can instantly tell which strategies are suitable for their level of experience.

Launchpad football trading course sections

Most of the content in Launchpad and on the strategy pages is text and images, rather than video.

The main reason for this is that videos take a lot of time to record and edit. We're constantly adding new and improved features to the Members Area, so recording new videos each time is impossible. There's no guarantee that a game is going to perform in the way we need for a video, so we would have to sit through a number of them until one fits.

This is why you often find that video-based courses are rarely updated and quickly go out of date.

Frankly, members would prefer us to be in the chat room trading live. We're still able to grab screenshots and describe the trading situations in full, it's exactly the same except the pictures don't move.

Also, of course, text is much better for the many Goal Profits members whose first language is not English and can't follow video commentary.


Trading Basics

When you start anything new, it's easy to fall into bad habits and much harder to get back out of them.

The Trading Basics section of Launchpad talks a lot about mindset, bank management and recording results. Getting these things right from day one makes the journey to profitable trading so much easier, get them wrong and you will fail. It's as simple as that.

For example, you would not believe the number of new members who email to say that they need some help selecting strong trades. We ask for their results sheet so we can suggest some quick wins and... you guessed it... they couldn't be bothered to keep one.

In order to win on Betfair, you literally have to make another trader lose and take their money. There are many smart and ruthless Betfair traders out there who will eat you for breakfast if you don't put a bit of effort in!

Here is the list of contents for Trading Basics:

  • Mindset
  • Football Trading in the Real World
  • Why are you Trading?
  • F.O.M.O.
  • Positive Thinking
  • Bank Management
  • The 6 Rules of Bank Management
  • The Power of Compounding
  • Recording Results
  • Setting Targets
  • Improving Performance
  • What's Next?

Of course, we're always looking to add new and improved content so there may also be another topic or two by now.


Trading for Beginners

Most new Goal Profits members are not completely new to trading, but some have only recently opened their Betfair account and started to have a dig around. Whatever your level, the 'Trading for Beginners' section is your next stop.

It is split into two sections; Introduction to Team Stats and Trading for Beginners. It's all about getting to know your way around Team Stats, the Live Stats Module and trying out some simple trading strategies.

Those who have been trading for a while often skip through this section as quickly as possible, then realise later on that they made a mistake.

Yes, strategies such as 'lay the draw' have been around a long time but professional traders use them every day for good reason. If you get your trade selection right, you're patient enough and you stake correctly - they work!

As I already mentioned, get things right from day one and you'll have a much easier time later on.

If you're completely new to trading, take your time and ask for help whenever you need it. We're online 7 days a week to help you.

Goal Profits Launchpad: Kevin Laverick liquidity advice

Here is the list of contents for Introduction to Team Stats:

  • Team Stats Basics
  • Team Stats
  • Live Stats Module (LSM)
  • The LSM in Action
  • Quick Filters
  • My Games
  • Telegram/Email Alerts
  • Team Stats Trends
  • Build Your Own Shortlist
  • Custom Filters
  • Team Stats Database (TSD)
  • League Table Analysis (LTA)
  • More Team Stats Tools

Here is the list of contents for Trading for Beginners:

  • Your First Day as a Trader
  • Staking
  • Market Liquidity
  • Price Movement
  • Lay the Draw Trading
  • In-Play Trading
  • Goal Attack
  • In-Play Stats
  • Chat Room
  • Short of Time?

You will get access to all of this during your £1 trial - click here for more details


Intermediate Trading

Until now, suitable games for trading have been identified through ready-made shortlists. The Intermediate section of Launchpad, however, is where we start to get you using the various research tools to find your own opportunities.

There are two main benefits to this. The first, of course, is that you're not fighting over Betfair liquidity with other members. That's certainly more important in smaller markets, but also as stakes increase.

The other benefit is that you start to figure out your own trading style. There's no point following aggressive strategies with high risk and high reward if you're a conservative trader. It's going to make you very uncomfortable and you're not going to enjoy your trading at all.

Once you figure out which type of trades you're most comfortable with and you're able to find your own opportunities, you'll be much more confident about the entire process. It makes a huge difference.

Kevin is a very aggressive trader, much more aggressive than most. He often sets himself challenges to see what can be achieved with the trading tools at Goal Profits, though in 2017 he even surprised himself!

Goal Profits Launchpad: Kevin Laverick League Table Analysis results
Goal Profits Launchpad: Kevin Laverick League Table Analysis advice

Once you have as many years of trading experience as Kevin, perhaps you'll be able to achieve similar returns. For most people that's a long way off, but there's no better time to start than right now!

Here is the list of contents for Intermediate Team Stats:

  • Goal Times
  • Goal Patterns
  • League Table Analysis (LTA)
  • LTA: Analysing Fixtures
  • LTA: First Half Trading
  • LTA: Second Half Trading
  • LTA Swing (Kevin's Twist)
  • Rolling LTA
  • Form: Last 5/10/15 Games
  • Custom Filters
  • Tim's Shortlists
  • Live Stats Module (LSM)

Here is the list of contents for Intermediate Trading:

  • Managing Your Time
  • Trading Targets
  • Be Ambitious, but Realistic
  • Your Long-Term Target
  • Value and Variance
  • Dealing With Losses
  • Staking
  • Staking Plans
  • Risk/Reward
  • Building Your Portfolio
  • Managing Your Portfolio
  • Trade Selection
  • Trading Beliefs
  • The Average Football Match
  • First Half Trading Strategies
  • Second Half Trading Strategies
  • Correct Score Trading Strategies
Goal Profits Launchpad: Tim advice

Advanced Trading

By the time you think about opening the Advanced section of Launchpad, your bank will be ticking over using a mix of 'Beginner' and 'Intermediate' strategies. You'll be settled into a routine which suits your own trading style, patiently waiting for the right trades to enter.

That's all you need to be a successful football trader. Patiently compound your bank over time, sticking to what works for you, doing the same thing over and over. It's not particularly difficult, as long as you don't get impatient and mess up a fantastic situation.

It's easy to assume that you will make bigger and faster profits as time goes by - and some will - but most do not. For example, Kevin makes far more profit than most because he's an incredibly talented trader with a very aggressive trading style. Steve is nothing like that and doesn't mind one bit, because what he does works for him - and you need to do what works for you.

If that means making 5-10pts per month for a number of years, then you're going to do very well from trading and enjoy a comfortable life.

If you do decide to go a step further, the Advanced section explores much more about the mindset of professional traders, system building and doing things a little differently. For example, pro traders often go against the crowd and take on trades which seem backwards. It makes no sense to most and can feel uncomfortable, so you may choose to stick with what's already working - and that's ok.

Here is the list of contents for Advanced Team Stats:

  • Elite League Tables
  • Elite LTA
  • How to Save Time with Custom Filters
  • Team Stats Database (TSD)
  • Team Stats Excel
  • Members Area Archive

Here is the list of contents for Advanced Trading:

  • Holy Grail
  • Personal Psychology
  • Building a Wall
  • Think Like a Professional
  • Small Changes, Big Results
  • Further Reading
  • Asian Handicap
  • Goal Value Table
  • Contra
  • Advanced CS3

Access Launchpad for £1

You will get full access to the Beginner section of Launchpad when you start your £1 trial today.

Goal Profits members get everything they need to trade profitably and professionally:

  • Our comprehensive Launchpad football trading course
  • Team Stats covering 80 football leagues worldwide
  • Live Stats Module (including email/Telegram alerts)
  • A portfolio of successful football trading strategies
  • Live chat room sessions with professional traders
  • All the help and support you need to find success

We're offering you a fantastic opportunity to finally achieve what you want from trading using all the above tools, and with the help of the most successful Betfair community around...

Try it out for a week for £1!

If, after a week, you think it’s not for you - cancel your subscription and we'll part ways with no further fees

Full membership costs as little as £1 per day - click here for all membership options

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