Youth co-ordinator: Rod Lyall
Head youth coach: Andrew Baird
Qui Vive’s youth programme, the Qui Vive CubZ, was launched in 2015, and aims to attract young cricketers, including beginners, between the ages of 7 and 16. New CubZ, both boys and girls, are always welcome!
The aims of the programme are to create
While the outdoor season runs from April to September, the CubZ are busy throughout the year, with an indoor training programme in the autumn and winter, leading to indoor tournaments in March.
The club co-operates actively with other cricket clubs in the region. There are regional ‘Carousel’ series in April and September, in which the CubZ from 7 to 12 join players from clubs in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Bloemendaal and elsewhere in clinics and fun matches. Both series will include one event hosted by Qui Vive at Sportpark de Eendracht.
CubZ training will takes place at De Eendracht on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer between 18:30 and 20:30. Qui Vive entered two teams (Under-9 and Under-10) in the KNCB’s summer competitions, and both performed extremely well under the new Smash! Cricket rules. The U10s finished third in their eight-team pool, while the U9s won five of their nine matches. Training sessions will continue during the summer holidays, and with the programme expanding to include an U12 team in 2017, older youth players are also welcome. Depending on ages and numbers we will provide them with opportunities to play matches as their skills develop.
CubZ are also encouraged to take part in events organised nationally or regionally by the KNCB. These include special girls’ festivals (indoors in winter and outdoors in summer), camps, and other cricket activities. Youth players can also be nominated for the national selection days, leading to a possible place in the Dutch Lions’ and Lionesses’ squads.
The club’s longer-term plans provide for the development of a full range of youth teams, both boys’ and girls’, from Under-9 to Under-16. Whatever your age or cricket experience, there is a place for you among the Qui Vive CubZ! Our motto is: Cricket is for everyone!
For further information, mail Rod Lyall.