The SKSA Experience
The South Kent Selects Academy 16U National team is a chance for elite level players to participate in a program that combines high-level hockey with high-level academics. While attending school, players receive the highest level coaching, exposure and training available and they play a AAA schedule that is not limited to the traditional 33-game prep schedule. The 16U National program provides a highly competitive 50-60 game, AAA level schedule consisting of highly recruited showcases, elite tournaments and competitive, independent non-league games across the U.S. and Canada. Eligible to compete for the USA Hockey Tier I national championships. These players regularly receive attention and college commitments from some of the top Division I NCAA schools along with players being drafted into the USHL.
Andrey Uryadov '04
16U Head Coach
Director of Skill Development
Andrey enters the 2020-2021 hockey season as the Head Coach of 16U team and the Director of Skill Development for South Kent Selects Academy.
Andrey first joined South Kent School community in the Fall of 2000 as a student, and has returned to his alma mater in the Fall of 2015 as Faculty and Coach.
Andrey is originally from St. Petersburg Russia, where he grew up playing hockey for SKA St. Petersburg. While there, he captained his 1986 birth-year team and led the team in points in every single season, helping SKA to advance to Russian National Championships and receive the silver medals in 1998-1999 season.
Andrey then continued his hockey career at South Kent School, where he served as team captain for multiple seasons and helped the team to their first New England Prep School Ice Hockey Championship in 2004.
After South Kent, Andrey attended and played for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), graduating in 2009 and moving back to Europe, where he continued to play professionally until 2011.
Since joining the South Kent Selects Academy staff, Andrey has worked with teams from all three levels 15U, 16U and 18U, helping them win numerous USPHL, Showcase and Tournament Championships, as well as helping lead teams to multiple appearances at Nationals and winning Nationals with the 18U team in 2017-2018 season.
He resides on campus with his wife Elena and their son Mark.