Elite Diamond Performance is New Jersey’s premier hitting facility and home to many of the areas top players.  Owner, former professional player and current Cincinnati Reds Scout Jimmy Sheppard brings a wealth of knowledge combined with utilization of the most state of the art technology to help hitters improve.  From a one of a kind assessment protocol to unique training techniques, Elite diamond performance has become the trusted facility for serious hitters.


Jimmy Sheppard

  • Former Professional Player

  • Current Cincinnati Reds Scout

  • Member of the Professional Scouting Association

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Has Instructed Hundreds of the tops players in NJ who have gone on to play collegiality and professionally


“My philosophy is to teach players through the use of the most current information and technology so that they truly understand their swing. My job with my players is to educate them because the majority of the swings that they take will be away from my facility. I want them to be able to walk out the door and understand what works, what doesn’t and why. The use of the most current technology helps track progress to show players in a quantitative form what they need to do to get the most out of their potential.”

Tyler Benson

Tyler is an outfielder in the San Diego Padres organization. A graduate of Montville High school, Tyler went on to play his college ball at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. After a stellar Junior season, Ty was drafted by the Padres in the 31st Round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Tyler just completed his 3rd session in professional baseball, advancing to Double A where he hit .417 with 2 HRs. Tyler has spent his off-seasons training at Elite Diamond Performance for the past few seasons and has a wealth of knowledge combined with his extensive playing experience to help players get better.