Bought it for my seven-year-old granddaughter who is playing baseball for the first time on a 6-7 year old Little League team. Ready to use right out of the box. Balls would just jump out of the previous glove she was given, but with this glove, she catches everything and nothing pops out. Especially when the ball in in the web, it is locked in! When she outgrows this glove, I'll replace it with the longer model of the same glove. I'd recommend it for any young one starting out. Outstanding glove even at twice the price.