History of the SV Dynamo Youthtournament
In the nineties, when the National Netherlands Tournament ended, people were thinking very hard about organising a following event. This international tournament, with at its top participating National teams from all over the world, had to be followed by another event, one way or the other.
Start in 1992
No longer the tall men and women who already reached the top of their careers, but the tall bays and girls, who are still working hard to reach the top, had to be in the spotlights. Therefor, in the persons of Arie Verbeek and Arjan de Groot, sv Dynamo started preparing the first Youthtournament of sv Dynamo. This resulted in the first edition of our tournament in 1992. The tournament started as a one-day-event. At this day, the best youth teams played for the title.
A few years later the organisation decided to make it a tournament that took more days. Because of the overwhelming growth of the amount of participating teams, the tournament became as it is now. Two days for playing in the preliminaries and getting the best place as possible. On the third day playing to get the best final ranking. The overnight stays were still organized in the gym.
A few years later, due to international safety rules, we had to find another way to let the teams stay overnight. Therefor we tried to find a groupaccommodation near Apeldoorn. This accommodation was found in Epe in a youth hostel. In 2008 the club made a very good deal with an other accomodation. This new accommodation is Hostel Stayokay Apeldoorn. These men and women let us use their accommodation for two whole days! Players are able to stay overnight for a good prize in comfortable rooms. SV Dynamo arranges transportation from and to Hostel Stayokay and the Welgelegenhal.
What started as a small tournament for a few teams that came to our Dynamohal 19 years ago, soon became a lot bigger. Therefore the Dynamohal (currently Welgelegenhal) soon became too small to play all the matches in three days. So we started looking for different gyms in the neighbourhood to play in.
In the current history of our tournament we have already played in the Mheenhal, the Sprengeloohal and the Wsv-hal. Since 2008 we are playing in two gyms next to eachother. The 7 courts in Omnisportscentre and Wsv-hal will be ours to play on for three days. Hopefully we will be able to use these courts for many years to come!
From Holland we have had the best clubteams for several years now. These clubs are the best in our national youthchampionships: Sliedrecht Sport, WW/ DOK (now TFM DOK) and of course our friends from Apeldoorn: Dros Alterno (now Kindercentrum Alterno).
From foreign countries we’ve had teams from good clubs, amongst others: Bayer Leverkusen and Siegen from Germany, Wuustwezel, Leuven and Zoersel from Belgium, Sete and Levallois Paris from France.