The Martin Tiger, Mathews Genesis Mini, Fuse Freestyle and Diamond Nuclear Ice are excellent compound bows for youth, according to CompoundBowChoice.com. Other bows appropriate for youth include the Darton Ranger III, Bear Apprentice and Mission Menace.
The Martin Tiger compound bow is suitable for children ages 4 through 8. This bow weighs about 1.4 pounds and has a 20-pound maximum draw weight.
The Mathews Genesis Mini weighs 2 pounds, and is appropriate for children ages 3 through 8. This bow has a maximum draw weight of 12 pounds.
The Diamond Nuclear Ice weighs 2.8 pounds and has a maximum draw weight of 29 pounds. It is ideal for youth ages 4 through 10.