Tim Jones' SAVAGE Baseball Training

Saturday Morning Private Lessons now available at SBA Baseball Academy in Mooresville, NC. Also SAVAGE Plyometric Training Class available. Please scroll below and click on service to book times.

What I will teach you

Proper Grip on Bat

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Elements of a Great Stance.

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Lower Body Load

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Load: Upper Half

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Stride and Separation

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Bat Bath: Bat Drag

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Bat Path: Vertical Bat Path

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Bath Path: Flat Bat Path

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Bat Path: Elite Bat Path

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Finish Your Turn

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Services /Lessons Available


About About
Before I begin I have to give a big Thank You to my life-time friend Randy Sullivan to allow me to bring to the Lake Norman and surrounding area SAVAGE TRAINING.  Randy has spent thousands of hours over the years developing this program and I am so happy and thankful to be able to share this with you and train your child to become a SAVAGE Hitter.

Please visit Randy at FLORIDABASEBALLRANCH.com.   Randy's system of training started with developing pitchers and listed below is a pretty impressive list and stats on how he has become a trusted name and pioneer in the training and rehab for pitchers from high school to the Major Leagues.  I also highly recommend watching the movie LATE LIFE: The Chien - Ming Wang Story.  Not only a inspirational comeback documentary movie of a former ace for the NY Yankee pitcher but will show you how trusted Randy at FBR is and how his training propelled Chien-Ming Wang back to the Majors.

  • FBR has helped Major League Stars Such as Justin Verlander, Jake Odorizzi and Ching Ming Wang Resurrect Their Careers
  • FBR has helped over 260 FBR Students develop >90 mph fastballs and more than 50 guys have broken 95.
  • Over the summer of 2017 and 2018, Ranch Guys have gained an average of 4.8 mph in 6 weeks and have improved command by 13..3%
  • Our students have signed over $10 million in college baseball scholarships
  • In the last two MLB drafts, FBR students signed collectively more than $12.1 million in signing bonuses. (including 14th overall pick Logan Gilbert)
  • We Reduce Or Completely Eliminate Arm Pain. Last summer athletes that reported arm pain of 4 out of 10 or higher left The Ranch PAIN FREE
Please contact Myself Tim Jones or Randy Sullivan on his website if you have pitcher in the family and need more information or would like to attend one of Randy's camps or even if you have a son experiencing arm pain that won't go away.

About Myself

About Myself About Myself About Myself
If you have made it this far down I am going to assume you or you have a son that is interested in becoming a SAVAGE HITTER.  First let me tell you some facts about myself:
  • I am a 1985 graduate from THE CITADEL where I was All-Conference, All-Atlantic Region and Voted All - American 3rd Team behind Shortstops Barry Larkin and Joey Cora way back in the Stone Age.
  • Drafted 2nd round by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 Amateur Draft.
  • Moved up A, AA, AAA every year in the Cardinal Organization until called up to the Majors in July 1988.
  • Went on to play with the Cardinals as a utility infielder for all or parts of 6 seasons '88-'93.  I just couldn't beat out some guy named Ozzie Smith.
  • My childhood friend and college teammate Randy Sullivan of the Florida Baseball Ranch would be remiss if I did not mention he best me by .001 in career batting avg at The Citadel something like .347 to .346.  Aargh (Bragging rights)
Now that I mentioned all that...does that make me a good baseball coach?     Absolutely NOT!!!! Those are just awards.  I have given baseball hitting lesson off and on for the last 23 years from St. Louis, Tampa and Little Rock.  And while for the most part I loved it there were many times I felt I was not helping anyone.  Mainly due to the fact a parent would hire me to give their son 1 or 2 hitting lesson and somehow that was going to change their son into some All-star.  A lot of the time the kid wouldn't pick up his bat until it was time for another lesson.  I"ll dive into this later but most of the lessons would consist of hitting of a tee with verbal cues like "keep the back elbow up",  "Front shoulder down" and finally if they hit a line drive.  "great Swing".  We have now learned this type of training does not work well.   When I look back at my early childhood and when I first started hitting a baseball,  I practiced on my own with no verbal feedback for me to process.  I knew I just needed to hit the ball hard.  I would watch the Major Leaguers (Pete Rose was my man) and go hit 100 baseball off a construction cone I had.  My dad worked 70hrs/wk when I was little so I did not have his verbal instruction or comments after each swing though I would have loved him there.   I would swing and have to figure it out myself.  In some way that is how we are going to train at Tim Jones' SAVAGE Hitting.  There is not going to be a lot of talking but a lot of swinging.  I will expect all my students to practice at home the corrective drills and exercises you will be given.

While I am not sure where this originated, I first learned of this by listening to my good friend Randy Sullivan at the Florida Baseball Ranch and I absolutely love it. It states that if YOU want to EXCEL in anything you choose, you MUST HAVE the 4 “Ds”.
DESIRE: Just like it says in the picture. DO YOU WANT IT? How bad do you want it? Do not confuse desire with wishing. I really really wish I knew how to play the Guitar. I have always thought that would be one of the coolest things ever and I am jealous of the ones who can do it well. I even took lessons when I was little. Looking back I never had the desire to play the guitar. I just wished I could magically play everything, just like the pros.

DECISION: If you really have a desire to be a SAVAGE Hitter than you need to make the decision that today is the day I am going to TAKE ACTION!!!!. Benches are full of players who “wish” they were a better player. SAVAGE Hitters decide to train like one.
Sign up today. I want to help you achieve your dreams.

DIRECTION: This is where I step in and believe I am by far giving the best Baseball Training Program in the Country. My Training will be based on my good friend and high school/college teammate Randy Sullivan’s SAVAGE POWER HITTING.

DISCIPLINE: This separates the boys from the men, the haves from the have nots, the studs from the bench warmers. If you are not ready to execute your SAVAGE personal baseball plan/drills everyday then you will never reach or know your full potential. I wished I could play the guitar. I DESIRED to dominate baseball. I loved baseball, I lived baseball, I practiced baseball everyday!
Discipline/Dedication will have to come from within you. I cannot help you there but I WILL expect it.  

My students will be expected to practice everyday and understands that is what it will take to become a SAVAGE Hitter.

What to expect during "SAVAGE" Training

Video Hitting Analysis


Blast technology allows us to evaluate the hitter's ability to produce key swing characteristics like bat speed, attack angle, bat path, and time to contact.

Corrective Hitting Drills.

12 point video analysis from stance to finish.

Each SAVAGE Hitter will be given corrective hitting drills to improve on areas we identified as a problem or just needing improvement.


  • 127 Cedar Pointe Drive, Mooresville, NC, USA
  • Open for appointment/lessons only Please call to schedule.