The Selects Academy at South Kent School U-16 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 U-16 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.
Devin is the Director of Selects Academy at South Kent School and Head Coach of the School's U16 National team. Rask has led his team to the USA Hockey Tier I Midget Minor National Tournament for two consecutive years (2014 and 2015), landing in the Elite Eight in 2015. A former NCAA All American and Assistant coach at Providence College, Devin joined the South Kent School community in the spring of 2011 to prepare for the inaugural 2011-2012 Selects Academy at South Kent season. Rask began his coaching career at Wesleyan University (2006-07) working as an assistant coach. In addition to coaching duties, he served as the head recruiting coordinator. Rask is a former assistant coach for Providence College and the University of Connecticut. Before UConn, Rask worked with the Northern Connecticut Wings/Connecticut Lazers Hockey Club, where he was the GM in charge of every aspect of the program including recruiting, coaching and development of over 300 players aged eight to 19. While with the organization, Rask also took on assistant coaching responsibilities at Xavier High School in 2008. Rask became the 14th Providence Friar to garner All-America honors as he tallied 51 points to help the Friars earn an NCAA Tournament berth in 2001. He finished his career at Providence ranked 14th in the College's scoring list with 151 points (64 goals, 87 assists). In addition to being named All-American, Rask was an All-New England and an All-Hockey East selection. He also was named the College's Co-Athlete of the Year and earned the team's Lou Lamoriello Award in 2001. He is tied for the Providence College record for most goals in one period (four). After graduation, Rask played for the Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League for a season where he was activated by the St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL and attended rookie camp for the St. Louis Blues of the NHL. Rask continued his hockey career overseas from 2004-06 where he played in the German Oberliga Hockey League for the Hannover Indians helping his team to consecutive championships.
Coach Uber started at South Kent as the U16 Associate Coach under U16 Head Coach and Selects Academy Program Director Devin Rask during the 2017-2018 season. Uber played four years of Division 1 hockey at the University of Connecticut from 2002-2006, captaining the team his senior season. Following his time at Uconn, Coach Uber began his career in coaching, program, and player development. From 2006 to 2012 he managed the Youth Hockey Departments for the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers and later the Boston Bruins with a focus on growing the game and developing the youth athletes and families committed to it in those markets.
Prior to his arrival at South Kent in 2017, Uber spent three seasons as the hockey director for the Long Island Gulls. In that role, in addition to coaching at the U16 level, he was responsible for day to day business operations, assisting with the building of 18 teams (Mini Mite – U18), and the coaching and development of over 250 youth players per season.