Five Tasmanians have been named in Hockey Australia's future talent squads.
Maddison Brooks, Taylor Brooks and goal-keeper Camila Vaughan were selected in the women's under-18 squad and keeper Max Larkin and Oliver Pritchard in the men's.
Squads of 33 athletes were selected based on performances at the recent Australian under-18 championships in Launceston.
Former Kookaburra and head of Hockey Australia's pathway program Mark Knowles said selection was tough based on the quality of hockey played across the St Leonards tournament.
"Selection was really difficult," he said. "In both genders we saw a good range of players and what you get to see over tournament hockey is how players grow with consistency in their own game and also with their teams.
"We saw players being able to play multiple positions which was one of the selectable skills we looked at.
"The challenge for the group of selectors was looking at the players consistently and seeing the level of players against the better players and the better teams.
"We also considered physical, technical and tactical acumen, coachability and how they conduct themselves around the grounds. All of these things are important at this age."
Selection into the future talent squad opens up significant doors for players as they are seen as prospective international players.
The selected players will be mentored by current internationals, take part in online education sessions, have access to specialised training and take part in training camps.
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