Player: Jack Timmins
Program: One-to-One Bowling, S&C program
My son Jack Timmins has been professionally coached since the age of 13 , he is now sixteen. The principles and techniques for fast bowling have been carefully coached to great effect. What Steff Jones has done is to develop the strength and co-ordination within him to maximize the effect of good technique. Simply, Steff has isolated the key muscle groups required to bowl quick and then set simple, extremely safe yet highly effective conditioning routines (the weighted ball in particular ). Jack first saw Steff in January, he could deliver then an accurate length ball at 65 mph, last week he bowled a similar ball at 73 mph.
father of Jack Timmins
"It is a difficult path to find the right coach for your son when he is 15, 6’4”, a reasonably fast bowler and has already had back problems. Sensible, ordered work from an experienced professional is what is required.
Steff brings immense skill and knowledge to the table. His range of exercises is inspiring and certainly was new to me and my lad. He instantly seemed to be able to sum up my boy and we found his use of the medicine ball and heavy cricket balls was spot on. All the techniques were thoroughly explained, but the best thing was that they were obviously thought up by someone who understood the nature of fast bowling, and therefore exercised specific parts of the body. All this was delivered with a smile and there was a very pleasant feel to the session. I can’t recommend Steff’s techniques and fitness programmes enough."
"Steffan Jones is an awesome talent that we have been fortunate to have been exposed to.
Steffan is extremely knowledgeable and works with his students at a level that gets everyone to give their maximum output and therefore to get the appropriate results which Steffan guarantees. The ‘Speed Demon Program’ specifically requires a level of commitment and dedication that sorts out the men from the boys."
All the hard work is paying off with Aadil now visibly bowling quicker than he previously did, by a range of probably 5-8 miles an hour. I can honestly confirm that technique took Aadil go to a certain level, however the strength and conditioning program that Steffan wrote and is following have significantly helped towards an increase in pace and an elite level of fitness."
Pro Cricketers Testimonials
New Zealand Opening Batsman
With steff having over 15 years in the professional game, he has seen so much & learnt so many different coaching & training methods! I always found if I suggested something about bowling or field settings, steff would be able to give me a clear, logical answer which helped make things more clear for me! Possibly one of the hardest trainers off the field, he has tried & tested many theories & is always happy to pass on his knowledge to us as players! He's always able to back up his theories & is always trying to find out more to improve as a trainer & coach!
He never does anything half heartedly & tries to make things as enjoyable as possible, which sums up his character & personality!"
There is no doubt that his long and lustrous career was achieved due to his time and dedication spent on constantly improving his physical performance...even in his final year of county cricket he was one of the hardest working players. It was a pleasure working with someone with so many similar views on training."
He worked as hard as any player I played with, squeezing every last inch out of his God-given talent. Because of this Steff earned great respect and admiration from everyone he came in contact with.
Having played with and against the mad Welshman, I know that Steff was a warrior on the cricket field and a consummate professional off it. In terms of training ethic Steff stood apart from the crowd. Because of his incredible capacity for work, Steff was brilliant to play with because you knew that he would give every ounce of himself to help the team secure a result. You also know that he would leave no stone unturned to get the best out of himself.
Great leadership is about great example and there are few better examples of commitment to excellence than Steffan Jones. I would have no hesitation following and trusting any of his training programs because I know he would never ask me to do anything he wouldn't or hasn't already done himself. This is great leadership.
Throughout my playing days Steff was one of my favourite team mates. His infectious attitude and love for life and passion for training and excellence was inspiring. He is a brilliant bloke who I know inspires everyone he rubs shoulders with. I would have Steffan Jones in my corner any day of the week."
Managing Director, SAQ International Ltd.
I'm glad to see he has taken these values into his new vocation and with his knowledge of cricket and his background in Strength and Conditioning you have a very qualified individual that is at the sharp end of the modern game."
With regard to his attitude to Strength & Conditioning, his dedication to improving his physical performance as a fast bowler and his constant desire to test and evaluate many of the current training methods, he was probably 10 years ahead of his time and I have no doubt the knowledge he has accrued over the years will be passed forward with the same level of dedication.
It's good to see him over this side of the boundary rope!"