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

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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)


This tournament is different from any other tournament you will probably ever participate in. It was founded in 2006 with the overriding goal of making it fun for the kids and fans. We think you will agree that it’s hard for anyone to have fun when people choose not to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, so this tournament awards those that take sportsmanship to a new level.

The largest trophies awarded will be for sportsmanship, not first place. The award is based on all of your team’s total participation including players, coaches, parents and fans. Referees and scorekeepers rank each team after every game on their overall sportsmanship and one team with the most points each day will receive the sportsmanship trophies.

Also, at the conclusion of each game, a sportsmanship pin will be presented by each team to one opposing team's player who best demonstrated great sportsmanship on and off the field. It's a BIG DEAL to be chosen to receive one of these!

There is an award given every year to a Geneseo JV soccer player that best exemplifies how Seth lived his life, part of the inscription on the award reads “For exhibiting leadership on and off the field." Let’s honor Seth by conducting ourselves the way he did. On behalf of the Seth Ernst Memorial Soccer Slam committee and the Ernst family we sincerely hope that your team’s goal is to earn this coveted award.


"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!"