This is my 7 year old’s first Nokona ball glove and he couldn’t be happier with it. I’ve used Nokona gloves for years and am familiar with the quality that they’re known for and this youth model lives up to their stellar reputation as a quality American made ball glove company. Worked the glove with Nokona brand glove conditioner once, beat the pocket with the ball mallet and played a couple rounds of catch with him to break it in. Glove was game ready a day later. Nokona morning s the only brand I will be purchasing for my boys because of their quality and the fact that they are the only American glove maker left in the industry.