World Youth Hockey Tournament

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From 31 May through 15 June 2014 the world’s best women and men hockey players will be in the Netherlands for the Hockey World Cup 2014. During this amazing event The Sport Department will organize the World Youth Hockey Tournament.

This official side event will give youth teams the chance to play their own international youth tournament and enjoy a top-class spectacle at the same time.


31 May and 1 June: Boys & Girls U12 and U14 competition

7 & 8 June (Whitsun): Boys & Girls U16 and U18 competition

The tournament

This international tournament will take place in World Cup atmosphere, with teams from The Netherlands, Australia, USA, Germany, UK, Spain, Belgium, India and Argentina participating. The teams will compete in different groups of different levels and play at least 3 games a day. At the venue there will be a lot of side activities, and lunch and dinner will be served at the club. Besides participating in the tournament all teams will visit a World Cup game of their own country during their stay.


Participating teams will stay at Stayokay hostel in The Hague. The hostel is housed in a beautifully restored building in the style of the Amsterdam School, located in the heart of The Hague at five minutes’ walk from the railway station. In the hostel, modern-day comfort goes hand in hand with a historic atmosphere.

The venue

The tournament will be played at HC Zoetermeer, this club has 5 water based pitches and is only 10 km away from the World Cup venue. The Sport Department will organize bus transfers between the hostel and the tournament venue and between the tournament venue and the World Cup venue.

About the World Cup 2014

The Hockey World Cup 2014 offers as many as 76 matches at the highest level. More than 300 top-class hockey players will be in action, cheered on by thousands of fans from all continents.

During the World Cup, The Hague will be the hockey capital of the world. The Kyocera stadium, home base of soccer club ADO Den Haag, will be the heart of all activities. Besides the match venues, there will be a lot of entertainment in the Hockey Park.

If you're interested in going to the World Youth Hockey Tournament, whether taking a team to play or just to spectate, you can contact and they can tailor a package just for you. To get the latest news on other hockey events, sign up for our newsletter and select "Events Tickets"

The Sport Department

The Sport Department team shares two great passions: sports and organisation. The company has been founded by triple Olympian and hockey international Sander van der Weide. It is a dynamic and young organization with years of experience in organizing sport tours and events. Besides that our team has a lot of hockey knowledge. Therefore we can advise you how to get the best out of your visit.