Tim Jones' S.A.V.A.G.E. Training

St. Louis Cardinals 88' - 93'

"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 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


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.


  • Custom Baseball Workouts For Hitters & On Site Evaluations

Before Beginning Your SAVAGE Training Experience

Every hitter must start with a group or individual evaluation or 1on1 precision evaluations.  Hitters must complete one of these before they can begin attending SAVAGE training to increase hitting power and mechanics. These evaluations are vital to training plan customization and optimal development .

Time & Cost Of Hitter Evaluations

Our group hitting evaluations take place every WEDNESDAY night at 5:30 PM. The cost is $75, and the assessment lasts up to 2 hours, depending on how many players sign up.

If you can't make it on a Wednesday night, consider the individual evaluation which is scheduled by appointment ($175).

Once you have your physical assessment you are ready to schedule your 1st SAVAGE Training session.  Currently SAVAGE Training sessions are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 5:30-7:30pm. 

Currently Private/Semi Private lesson will be available for scheduling Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  
7:45pm - 8:40pm
8:45pm - 9:40pm.

Call us at 704-880-7191 to register for a group or an individual evaluation appointment.  

What To Expect From Evals & Hitter Training Classes

During the group evaluation or the 1on1 precision session, we’ll perform a head to toe physical assessment to identify any physical constraints that might be holding them back or putting them at risk for injury.  We'll do a high speed analysis of your swing mechanics to evaluate about 20 different markers we consider critical to improved performance.  

We'll perform a detailed high -speed video analysis of your swing and measure your bat speed, launch angle, attack angle, time to contact and BLAST factor. We'll also perform a classroom presentation outlining our unique motor learning approach to teaching, and the variables we consider critical to the development of an elite swing and increasing hitting power.  

The group assessment or the individual evaluation are not as detailed as our 1on1 program.  The 1on1 precision training is an intensive 2 hour one-on-one training session that involves the evaluation, classroom training, swing training, as well as strength and mobility training.

No actual hitter training will take place on Group Evaluation night, or during the individual evaluation, but we will design your individualized training plan based on our evaluation findings. You’ll need to come back for on-going hitter training classes on a different date to receive specific instructions to help you increase hitting power and improve mechanics. 

Procedure/Pricing Procedure/Pricing Procedure/Pricing

Training Options/Pricing

Starter Package

  • 4 SAVAGE Training days:
  • Warm up
  • Personal batting drills
  • Batting Practice
  • Plyometric workout to end your day
  • Training days last up to 2 Hrs.

Gap Package

  • 8 SAVAGE Training days:
  • Warm up
  • Personal batting drills
  • Batting Practice
  • Plyometric workout to end your day
  • Training days last up to 2 Hrs.

SAVAGE Hitter Pkg

  • 12 SAVAGE Training days:
  • Warm up
  • Personal batting drills
  • Batting Practice
  • Plyometric workout to end your day
  • Training days last up to 2 Hrs.

Private/Semi-Private Pricing

1 on 1 SAVAGE Training

  • If you like the personal 1 on 1 feel then this is the option for you. You or your child will receive the same training as the top SAVAGE Program. I highly recommend one of the multiple training day options because it is more cost effective.
  • Each lesson will last approximately 55minutes.
  • Lessons available:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 7:45pm - 8:40pm or
  • 8:45pm - 9:40pm

Baseball Camp at your Field

  • Serving Lake Norman Area. Price will be more if out of area.
  • Call to discuss details. Very flexible as what you would like.
  • Day Camp maybe:
  • Full practice including hitting/ fielding and throwing
  • Hitting only with SAVAGE Plyometric workout at end.
  • Very Flexable on what you would like for your players.
  • Portable 40’ batting cage.
  • Up to 3 hrs.

Pricing Table

Cage Rentals

  • Rental is for 1 hr cage time.

Current Bookings

Current reserved bookings will be displayed below in calendar. **AFTER purchasing pckg please EMAIL bookings@lknshowcase.com your choice(s) of times so we can update calendar.** SAVAGE Evaluation: Wednesdays, 5:30PM-8:30PM — 10 slots SAVAGE Training: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 5:30PM-7:30PM — 6 slots per day Private Training: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:45PM-8:40PM — 1 slot per day Private Training: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:45PM-9:40PM — 1 slot per day


  • 140 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC, USA
  • Open for appointment/lessons only Please call to schedule.