We just hosted the state SCTP championship at our club, and I will add to Buddy's comment with an emphatic "no." The Fabarms Velocity is way too big and heavy for young, experienced shooters. If you stay with the smaller, lighter,
simpler autos the kids will handle it a lot better. The Velocity is close to 9 pounds. You'd be better off staying closer to 7 to 7 1/2 pounds with an Remington 1100,11-87 or Beretta 391. light one ounce loads, reduced length stock, and 28" barrels. Plus, if you pick up a nice clean used gun, you'll have
$1,500 to $2,000 less invested.