In Person Training

The Tactical Games University (TGU) and Athlete Camp are training initiatives designed to blend the three most basic elements of a tactical athlete; marksmanship, fitness and tactics.

Tactical Games University (TGU)

TGU is a two-day training course designed to create and/or increase proficiency in safely operating both weapon systems used in TTG competition. Students of all skill levels are welcome.

Every TGU has an overwhelming emphasis on marksmanship and efficient weapon system manipulation. Utilizing these skills as our base, we further develop athletes by teaching them how to move into and out of shooting positions quickly and smoothly. These are the baseline abilities of any TTG competitor, and they are the foundation of our program. Applying these skills under duress, while navigating obstacles and/or using various barricades, prepares our athletes for whatever may come, whether it be at a match or on the job.

Athlete Camp

The athlete Camp is a three day event that will focus on the development or honing all areas of the sport of The Tactical Games. This camp is an opportunity for brand new shooters to take years off of the learning curve and for seasoned TTG competitors to refine their skills. Whether it is day one or competition #20 there is something for you.

Over three days athletes will split time between a gym outfitted with all of equipment used during a TTG competition and the host range of the 2023 TTG National Championship. There will be daily blocks of instruction that are geared toward small groups. These groups will be divided based on your perceived skill level in both fitness and shooting individually. You may be an “advanced” shooter and a “beginner” in Physical Performance.


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Class Descriptions

Tactical Games University: 4 Programs to explore

The BSP brings new shooters with limited firearms knowledge to a level where they can safely compete in a The Tactical Games event.

The CSP instructs students in the requisite skills needed to be a successful Tactical Games athlete.

The PSP is not competition centric, and teaches gun handling skills that can be applied to any environment the operator may find themselves in.

The LRP educates students in the art and science of hitting unknown sized targets at distance, under duress, with maximum efficiency.

Each of the above programs are divided into three levels (with the exception of the beginner class), with each level being taught over a weekend.

Beginner Class

The morning of day 1 will be an introductory class to pistol maintenance, assembly, and safety. Students will then move to the firing line and learn to draw, dry fire, make safe, and re-holster their pistols. These drills will be done first with dry firing with no live ammunition.

The afternoon of day 1 will be an introductory class to rifle maintenance, assembly, and safety. We will go over how to mount, and zero optics and a brief overview of offsets. Students will then move to the firing line and learn how to manipulate the rifle on a sling, and perform dry fire drills to build confidence before moving to live fire drills.

Day 2 will blend the pistol and rifle fundamentals learned on day 1. Students will learn how to safely handle their guns during the competition, and how to transition between firearms.

The BSP brings new shooters with limited firearms knowledge to a level where they can safely compete in a The Tactical Games event.

The Competition Shooting Program (CSP)

Level-one focuses on marksmanship and efficient movement. You will learn how to quickly and smoothly build and transition into and out of various shooting positions. As well as, equipment selection and set-up, weapon system manipulation, utilizing barricades and tank traps, shooting at angles, and much more. This class is for anyone who previously competed, wants to compete or just wants to become a more proficient shooter. We have had students in their 60’s attend this class and perform very well. Be prepared to learn in the classroom then apply what you’ve just learned on the firing line.

Level-two incorporates individual movement coaching with special attention to the anatomy and physiology of efficient task management as it pertains to a Tactical Games match. We cover each of the common movements in great detail, providing athletes with differentiated coaching on individual tasks. We then incorporate the movements into range drills so students can understand their new skills in the context of a competitive event. Expect to practice bag lifts and carries, sled drags, wall climbs, farmers carries, rope climbs, and much more, all while maintaining a high degree of marksmanship.

Level-three introduces students to a series of mock battles in order to test the skills they have learned in previous courses. The emphasis of this course is stage strategy, and each student will receive individual critique on their performance throughout the weekend. Video recording and playback will be utilized heavily in the classroom portion to analyze performance and push athletes to the highest level possible.

Athlete Camp

A guide to help with deciding which division is right for you. Remember, you will be asked about your fitness and shooting levels individually.

  • Beginner: Just starting your fitness journey. In relation to shooting A beginner might have just purchased their first weapon.
  • Intermediate: Comfortable with fitness movements and looking for advice on technique. Understands firearms and may be comfortable shooting but interested in learning about the TTG specific style of shooting.
  • Advanced: Well rounded athlete looking for training tips for TTG. Is a competent TTG competitor looking for advice on optimization.

Recommended gear:

  • rifle w/sling
  • rifle optic
  • pistol w/holster
  • Clothing suitable for exercise and alternate clothing suitable for an outdoor shooting range
  • sunscreen
  • water
  • ear protection
  • eye protection

Gear that is great to have:

  • plate carrier
  • belt
  • magazine retention
  • ballistic rated sunglasses
  • shemagh
  • inner and outer ear protection

You will have the opportunity to purchase gear and ammo onsite if desired.

April 28-30 2023 at Texas Shooting Academy and Rattler Crossfit