The South Kent Selects Academy 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.
Coach Uber started at South Kent 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.