Tim Jones' SAVAGE Hitting

"Motor Learning Science To Ignite your Training"


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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 son 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 Oct 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!!!!  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 maybe 4 hitting lessons 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 of a construction cone I had.  My dad worked 70hrs/wk when I was little so I did not have that his constant verbal instruction after each swing.  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.

What to expect during "SAVAGE" Training


Credit: Florida Baseball Ranch

11 Point Head to Toe assessment: Every TJ SAVAGE Power hitter, regardless of age or experience level, starts with the most comprehensive, thorough and multi-faceted assessment in the baseball training industry. During the initial evaluation we gather information from two critical sources: 1). The athlete's body and his capacity to efficiently and powerfully move. 2). The speed and path of his movement with the bat

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 Exercises and Stretches

based on info gathered on physical assessment.

Each SAVAGE hitter will be given an individualized stretching program specifically design to improve the ROM in the areas deemed "needing improvement" during the physical assessment.

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.

Typical Training Day

Typical Training Day Typical Training Day Typical Training Day
While there may some variance on any given day, below is the typical practice.  
Each practice will last roughly 2 hrs in time.

15-20 minutes stretching and warmup the body through shuttle cones, ladder.

60 minutes hitting: Alternating live pitching, ball toss, tee work, corrective drills.

30-35 minutes: SAVAGE workout. Plyometrics, speed/strength training at 15 second intervals.

5-15 Minutes: cool down:  Review the days workout.