I coach a youth travel team and have bought several sets of catchers gear and helmets but every kid on the team fights to wear this helmet. I even tried it on myself and I must say once on it was the most comfortable helmet I have ever had the pleasure of wearing. This helmet has the most protection of any helmet on the market that I have come across and that is the most important factor in my opinion. So, all in all I can say that I highly recommend the All Star MVP 2500 series catchers helmet for any skill level. Now gear up and play some ball!