16th Annual Seth Ernst Memorial Soccer Slam 2023 DATES: Join us then for 16th Year!

January 27 - 29: Ages u6/7 - u11 and U2Old/UWAY2OLD
February 24 - 26: Ages u12 - u14/15 and GHS Men & Women

Geneseo Foundation Activity Center
700 North State Street
Geneseo, IL 61254

Stenzel Auction Service | Seth Ernst (Online/Live Auction)

2022 DATES


Fri-Sun. January 28-30 (Ages 6/7 – u11 and U2Old/UWAY2Old)

Fri-Sun. February 25-27 (Ages u12 – u14/15 and GHS Men & Women)

Seth's Story

This tournament is named after Seth Ernst, a former JV soccer player from Geneseo who was tragically taken from us in a car accident on October 15, 2000. Seth loved the game of soccer and would be very proud to know how strong soccer has become in our area. The Ernst's present an award every year to a Geneseo JV soccer player that best exemplifies the young man Seth was. The inscription on the award reads: "For exhibiting leadership on and off the field, for a strong work ethic that makes you a team player and a fierce competitor. For a great sense of humor and genuine love for the game of soccer." Seth was a great sport on and off the field, which is why we honor him by maintaining our tournament’s main focus on sportsmanship.


"I just wanted to tell you how excited all the fourth graders have been about the soccer tournament this past weekend. They are especially proud of the sportsmanship award! I have heard so many stories. Thanks to you, your family, and all the volunteers - the tournament affects so many people in a positive way!"