The birth year changes for the 2016-2017 season had the harshest effect on the older teams, as teammates were suddenly leap-frogged from U16 & U17 players last year, to U18, U19, and U20 players this season. The TwinStars Academy teams were especially hard hit and the players found themselves competing as a U19 team this year. Despite the scramble, the TSW19 Boys have found their footing with new teammates, and will be the fifth Minnesota TwinStars Academy team representing their State and age group at the 2017 US Club Soccer National Cup XVI Midwest Regional Play-offs in Waukegan/Libertyville, IL, June 23-26.