The World Youth Team Championships are held every two years (now in the even numbered years). They comprise three Championships for which the Zonal Youth Teams Championships act as qualifying events.

The three events are:

The World Junior Teams for the Ortiz-Patino Trophy. This Championship is for Junior players who must not have achieved their 25th birthday by 31st December of the year prior to the year in which the competition is to take place

The World Youngsters teams for the Damiani Cup. This Championship is for players who must not have achieved their 20th birthday by 31st December of the year prior to the year in which the competition is to take place.

Finally there is the World Girls Teams Championship for the Rona Cup and this Championship is also for players who must not have achieved their 25th birthday by 31st December of the year prior to the year in which the competition is to take place.