In each fall and spring season, SESA teams attend a minimum of 2 tournaments and often will attend a 3rd. All teams attend the home tournaments; the Monster Match in October, and Midnight Cup in May. Additionally teams are able to play in the home Turf Wars tournament in February. The DOC selects which tournaments each team will attend, or give options of suitable tournaments to attend. The tournaments are selected based on travel (preference is given to tournaments that do not require overnight stays), competition level, number of teams in the tournament division pool, variety of Competition (play new teams), and previous experience of the competitions.
Tournaments attended in the past: Muscatine (Fall & Spring), FC United (Fall & Spring), Peoria, Just For Girls/ Just For Boys (Fall & Spring), Dubuque (Fall & Spring), Iowa City (Fall, Spring, & Winter), etc.
SESA may allow teams to attend additional tournaments, or help to organize rosters and coaches for additional tournaments and showcases with approval of DOC. Examples are Union program Kansas City showcase, Adidas Tournament of Champions Showcase, Iowa City Bubble winter tournament, etc.