The last 2-3 weeks, DD has been watching anything at her knees go by. I think her coach's head is going to explode in the middle of a game if she takes another called third strike at the knees. This is a kid who is generally an aggressive hitter (she's had more called third strikes this fall than she had in the two years prior to this season) and whose hitting philosophy is that she doesn't care if it's a strike or not, if she thinks she can drive a pitch she's going to go for it.
So I talked to DD, and she insists that these pitches are mid-calf (they're not). I am starting to wonder if the problem is her constantly growing body. She's grown nearly four inches since the beginning of the year and maybe an inch and a half of that growth has been since the start of the fall season. Is the growth spurt affecting her perception of the height of a pitch? Is there a way I can help her get a better idea of where her knees are now?