It is my hope that you will use this book as a guide, taking from a menu of items, ideas that you will be actually able to use at the HIGH SCHOOL level. Everything in this book, I have learned from others and have actually used in a game or practice situation, or intend to do so in the future. Please note, there are many ways to play split field coverage. This just happens to be, for me, the easiest way to teach it to high school players and to be able to simply FIX it during the heat of battle. The great advantage of using a split field system is that it allows you to tailor your defense to YOUR specific situation.