I bought my son who is 7 the 2017 model and he love it. Good fit, smalls stalls helped a lot. He is very small for his age and that glove was perfect which lead me to buy him the 2018 model. This glove for some reason is harder to break in harder for him to close. Don’t get me wrong the quality of the glove is amazing it’s just hard for my now 8 year old to close. Maybe with more practice it’ll get easy but for know I’ll keep working the leather.