The Dutch Youth Cup: Announcement Details

Dutch Youth Cup Tournament

The Dutch Youth Cup: Announcement Details

DB Sports Tours are delighted to finally announce details for the inaugural Dutch Cup. The Dutch Cup is our latest incarnation primed toward the best route of development for Ireland’s youth footballers.

The Dutch Cup is set to take place in The Netherlands, in May, from the 27th – 29th. Notably, the tournament will be spread across three different areas: Rotterdam, Capelle, and Nieuwerkerk. The cup, which will be its first year of running, will look to serve eight different age groups for boy’s teams.

Pertinently, there will be both seven-a-side and 11-a-side matches in the Dutch Cup. Playing with smaller groups when younger is a key tenet of youth development for some of the world’s elite youth coaches, such as Albert Vinas.

The seven-a-side matches will be for boys playing at the following levels: under-9, under-10 and under-11. Meanwhile, the 11-a-side matches will be for boys playing at the following age-groups: under-12, under-13, under-14, under-15, and under-17.

All teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of six matches in two days, which will last 25 minutes each. The top four teams will receive a trophy, while all participants will receive a medal – with an extra surprise for participants too!

On the first day – Friday May 27th – groups will arrive in arrive at their accommodation, subsequently viewing a tournament preview by the coaches and assistants. That evening will be one of relaxation ahead of the work to follow, wherein their will be an opening ceremony with the playing of national anthems, a lottery for special prizes and finally a spectacular fireworks show to view.

The first full-day of action begins on Saturday with matches taking place that morning, before the option of visiting the Feyenoord Stadium can be taken up, with a visit of the city of Rotterdam to follow.

Sunday will be more action and more football, with matches scheduled for the morning. If your team plays in the afternoon their as the possibility of visiting the Ajax Arena that morning. The semi-finals finals will follow for the morning scheduled teams, while the afternoon teams depart in the evening.

Monday will then of course be time to leave home following the weekend’s activities, though there may be time to go on the stadium tours for Ajax or Feyenoord in the afternoon before the night-time flights.

The Dutch Cup will look to ensure that your team has the ultimate football experience. With elite quality organisation, facilities, professional KNVB referees and an all round competitive experience against top teams from all around the globe, available for both pro and amateur teams.

An eye-watering 128 teams will take part in this elite team trip to Rotterdam. Players will be immersed in the professional setting, which will play a huge part in development as a player. While on this team tour, players will get a once in a lifetime chance to visit Feyenoord’s De Kuip Stadium.

Accommodation will be guaranteed *3 hotel or better throughout this tournament including half board (breakfast and dinner), with the necessary transport provided throughout. Fully comprehensive travel insurance will be provided as part of our package for the Dutch Cup, although flights are not included.

Developing the person as much as the player is key to our team trips at DB Sports Tours. That’s why each participant will be given the opportunity to explore the local culture of the Netherlands, through some unforgettable sight-seeing, such as a day trip to Rotterdam Zoo.

As an Irish company we see our primary focus on the development of Irish footballers, whether by developing competitions such as the Dutch Cup or the Summer Cup, or by our agency service, which looks after the welfare of young stars such as Trevor Clarke or Noe Baba.


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