I prefer T-handles for my kids. Most wrist straps are too long including the “junior” models. The T-handles are easier for them to quickly attach and do not seem to encourage trigger punching like index finger models. They also put less stress on their wrists. My daughter (11) uses a Tru Fire caliper model and my son (9) uses a Tru-ball.
I started both of my kids out with the Cobra. It’s an excellent release and neither of mine had an issue with it being overly touchy as was suggested above??
But, they were both taught to come to full draw with the forefinger off[/i:2keqd1rm] of the trigger and to respect and understand timing and tension. The last thing you want is to start a young shooter off with an overly-tight trigger that encourages them to punch the trigger on the shot.
My oldest is now using the Patriot and it works very well for her as well.
The Patriot was a bit longer than the Cobra. The Cobra length fits my 8 y/o son perfectly.
Good to hear more and more guys are getting their kids involved in archery!