Tactical Performance Symposium

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The Premier Conference Series for Elite Coaches and Practitioners of Performance Sports

The Summit

Tactical Performance Symposium
  • Live-Stream Available!

The Summit Tactical Symposium is designed to give the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Professional the latest research and information for the Tactical Athlete and Team. This one-of-a-kind symposium brings together the best minds in the Tactical Field to share ideas and training strategies to better prepare you, the leader, to better train your athletes and teams for the worlds most dangerous environment on the front lines. Our staff will be presenting on injury reduction, recovery strategies, nutrition, psychology and strength and conditioning for the variable environment that is the Tactical Field. Police, Fire, Military and Special Forces Specialists will all learn the techniques from the leaders in the field.

We will only be allowing a maximum of 30 live attendees to the event in order to keep the group size intimate and allow for exchanges of ideas and concepts through:

  • Round-table discussions and social events.
  • On-site lectures and hands-on practicals for strength and conditioning, movement skills, recovery and injury-prevention, nutrition and psychology.

Inspiring Presentations,
and Discussions

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Patrick Borkowski MS CSCS*D

Director of Human Performance Naval Special Warfare Coronado California

Patrick is a legend in the world of Exercise Science and Human Performance. After graduating from James Madison University in 2001 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science, he got his Master’s Degree at University of Mississippi in Exercise Science. He worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at both Universities. He began his professional career at the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs as a Sport Physiologist and the High-Performance Director at USA Boxing. In 2010, he spring-boarded into the tactical world, working as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the 10th Special Forces Group of the US Army. In 2014 he became the Director of Human Performance with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE (SeALS) in Coronado, California.

Patrick Borkowski


Nate Palin CSCS TSAC-F

Tactical Program Manager NSCA

Nate Palin served as a leader in the 2nd Ranger Battalion for seven years prior to his transition to strength and conditioning. Over the course of five combat deployments in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, Nate experienced the military’s performance shortcomings and observed the need for enhanced physical training to better support mission critical tasks. He began his coaching career in 2010, narrowed his focus to tactical strength and conditioning as a Performance Specialist for EXOS in Washington, D.C. in 2012, and coached Special Operations Forces at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from 2015 to 2018. Nate currently works for the National Strength and Conditioning Association as its Tactical Program Manager.



Tyler Christiansen CSCS*D RSCC*D TSAC-F*D

Human Performance Director United States Air Force

Previously Christiansen was the Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Program Manager at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Christiansen has worked with tactical athletes in the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community, including the 7th Special Forces Group, a Special Missions Unit in the greater D.C. area, as the TSAC Coordinator at the NSCA, as an Exercise Physiologist at the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute, and as a contractor in Baghdad, Iraq. Additionally, Christiansen has worked with sport athletes at Iowa State University, Illinois State University, and the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball (MLB) organization. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS,*D), a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator with Distinction (TSAC-F,*D) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinctions (RSCC*D).He was recognized as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s 2019 Tactical Strength and Conditioning Practitioner of the Year.

Tyler Christiansen


Michael A. Contreras CSCS

Division Chief at Orange County Fire Authority

Mike has been a firefighter for over 30 years in Orange County, California holding the positions of Paramedic, Fire Captain, Wellness & Fitness Coordinator, Fire Academy Coordinator and Battalion Chief and currently Division Chief.  He is also NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NWCG Safety Officer, USAW Performance Coach and an ACE Certified Peer Fitness Trainer.

As Founder/CEO of “FMS Health and Safety”, Mike’s expertise in risk management, injury prevention measurement, leadership and team building help facilitate a measurable, return-on-investment for clients.  He has compiled extensive research, data collection, and analysis of work-place injury and worker’s compensation trends.  While researching the latest technology in sports science and human movement, Mike developed and implemented process improvements related to health and safety training, specifically using the Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) as a foundational starting point. The FMS HS program can be used in the everyday workplace to identify high-risk individuals and processes to reduce individual risk of illness or injury, which could save corporations across America millions of dollars.

Mike’s leadership and research within the fire service and in physical fitness, along with working with corporations, fire departments, US military and police departments, bring powerful results using proven movement-based solutions to reduce the risk of illness, injury, and worker’s compensation costs.  Mike has a passion for keeping workplaces across America healthy.

Michael Contreras