Tactical Games University

The Tactical Games University (TGU) is a training initiative designed to blend the two most basic elements of a tactical athlete- marksmanship and fitness. The Tactical Games University is comprised of courses that include a one-day event preparation course, a two-day athlete development course, and a five-day instructor certification course.  TGU also provides custom training options to agencies and units who would like to increase their capabilities while increasing the usable life span of their officers/operators.


There are two basic subject matter categories that we offer:


1. The Fundamentals Series


2. The Competition Series.


The Fundamentals Series


When most people read “fundamentals” they think “basic” skills.  But at the Tactical Games University, we look at fundamentals very differently.  This is the PHD level shooting information that MOST people never get.  We regularly see athletes at the Games who are amazing athletes and arguably, in great shape! But once the whistle blows, and the athletes are running down range, another picture emerges.  Fundamentals are what makes a good athlete a great shooter.  Fundamentals mean the difference between doing well or standing on the podium.  For example, we regularly watch athletes prop their barrels on an object to steady their rifle for a shot.  If the athlete knew PHD level fundamentals, they would know that this disrupts barrel harmonics and will push their shot off target by several feet, even at 100 yards.  We dig deep and bring out the characteristics of the gun, how the gun interfaces with the optic, and put the athlete through a battery of tasks to make them utilize the new knowledge they have gleaned.


We teach Pre-habilitation and Re-habilitation programming strategies in this course to increase the physical longevity of the athlete in both their careers and on the Battlefield at the Games.


This course of instruction is presented by career-level military and law enforcement shooters with multiple trips overseas in combat. They know what works, what doesn’t work, and what is worth focusing on.  These principles do NOT leave shooting up to “natural talent” but provide real-usable-proven techniques that WILL make you a better shooter.



The Competition Series


The Competition Series is competition-focused training that gives athletes that extra knowledge, skill, and strategy to get to the podium.  Nothing substitutes for hard work, but when you have worked as hard as the next person and the podium escapes you, you need to up your game.  Doing more of the same thing will not get you there, or it would have already worked for you.


In these courses, multiple Tactical Games winners such as Jared Halbert, Antone Haley, Tes Salb, Dirk Vice, and others will walk you through both their shooting strategies as well as their physical strategies on the Battlefield.  There are secrets!!!  An athlete can look at a Battle and think through that Battle, and then there are athletes who dissect the Battle, look at it from every angle and break it down into its several parts, then reconstruct it in their minds into a wholistic approach that sets them apart from their competitors.  The proof is in their performance!! What do they do differently?   How do they prepare mentally?  How do they prepare physically?  What is going through their minds while they are competing?  They will provide the answers to these questions and a host of questions you haven’t asked.  These Tactical Games athletes have learned to perfectly blend the two fundamental tenets or winning at the Tactical Games; Marksmanship and Fitness.  They have the perfect blend and they are willing to share their recipe with you.


Jared Halbert is a 7-Time podium finisher at The Tactical Games, a Sponsored Shooter, and prolific 3-Gun Shooter.  Jared is also a successful businessman, and a great family man.


Rick Hogg is the owner of War HOGG Tactical, Inc. and is a 29 year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran that has taken his 13 combat deployment, both Iraq and Afghanistan, and teaching experience as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Instructor and harnessed them into a proven training methodology; War HOGG Tactical, Inc.


Antone Haley is a police officer in San Francisco, California.  Antone has competed and won at The Tactical Games each time he has competed.


Tes Salb has worked in the firearms industry for over 20 years.  Tes is a former Olympic Development Program member, was a two-time First Team All-American in Air Pistol and placed 10th in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials, shoots in the women’s division and a multiple time podium finisher at The Tactical Games.


Jeff Martone is founder and CEO of Tactical Athlete Training Systems; Inc. Jeff is considered a pioneer and one of the “founding fathers” of the modern kettlebell movement in the United States. Jeff served seventeen years as a full-time defensive tactics, firearms, and Special Response Team instructor, providing low profile operator development training for the Nuclear National Security Administration (NNSA).  Currently serves as the Fitness Coordinator at Agent Operations Eastern Command for the NNSA.