The Tactical Games University (TGU) is a training initiative designed to blend the three most basic elements of a tactical athlete; marksmanship, fitness and tactics. TGU is comprised of three distinct branches which work in unison to develop athletes to their highest potential. The end result is an athlete that’s able to perform with efficiency and precision, at speed and under duress, whether it be at a match or on the job. TGU also provides custom training options to agencies and units who would like to enhance their capabilities while increasing the usable life span of their officers/operators.
Each level of our program 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 tactical athlete, and they are the foundation of our program. While refining these skills to higher and higher levels, we teach students the anatomy and physiology of basic Tactical Games movements, including lifting, carrying, dragging, and running. 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.
Upcoming Training Events
TACTICAL GAMES UNIVERSITY – 4 PROGRAMS TO EXPLORE
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.
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 COMPETITION SHOOTING PROGRAM (CSP)
HOW DO I TRAIN IN ORDER TO GET READY FOR THE TACTICAL GAMES?
As individuals, we all have the heart and discipline to throw on our plate carriers and put in the work, but most of us are not specifically skilled in putting together strategic programming, which makes sense because strategic programming is an intricate process that requires a high level of skill. Some of us, however — have developed that high level of skill — and one of those individuals is someone you’ve probably competed next to and haven’t even realized it.
MEET ZACH FORREST.
Zach Forrest has an extensive and impressive background including:
- Served in the United States Navy from 2002-2008. Was on Navy SEAL Team 4. Deployed 2x to Iraq
- Has owned and operated 5 gyms in Las Vegas (2008-2019)
- Crossfit Inc. Seminar Staff trainer since 2010
- CF-L4 certified
- Crossfit Games Individual Competitor in 2009, 2011, and 2013 (also competed at Regionals every single year from 2009-2018)
- Currently works with PushPress as a business mentor/consultant and internal business development (in addition to CFHQ Staff)
Tactical Games General Physical Preparedness Program can be found on Train Heroic. All programming will be created for the tactical athlete and designed by Zach Forrest himself who understands our specific needs and is one of us.
When you sign up for the program you will gain access to 6 workouts per week (warmup, strength and workout) that have been strategically programmed to help prepare you for the Tactical Games.