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Next time you’re holding an event and need to break your participants into teams, look no further than the free Team Maker tool. It’s a simple tool, but will prove handy when you don’t feel like breaking everyone off on your own.

It only takes a moment to set everything up. First, type or paste your participants’ names into the upper-left box, one per line. The site provides sample names from the shows The Office and Mad Men as an example.

Next, choose a Team Names category. You can stick to the boring Numbers, but try Elements or Birds of Prey for something more exciting. Once you make a selection, you can remove, add, or edit team names if you like.

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Finally, check the Team Options column to set the number of teams. You can also pick whether you want to show the list on the page, or download it as an Excel spreadsheet 10 Amazingly Useful Spreadsheet Templates to Organize Your Life 10 Amazingly Useful Spreadsheet Templates to Organize Your Life Is your life a hotch-potch of missed deadlines, forgotten shopping and reneged commitments? Sounds like you need to get organized. Read More for printing. Click the Generate Teams! button when you’re all ready and you’ll have your teams!

Whether you’re a teacher organizing teams for recess How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future In the 1800's, students sat in a classroom, listened to a teacher and took tests. In 2014, students do exactly the same thing. So why is educational technology moving so slowly? Read More , an office manager setting up a team-building exercise, or just can’t decide who to team up with when playing a game of cards, this site is handy to keep around. It’s a lot better than wasting time debating about teams, and won’t leave anyone feeling left out for being the last one picked!

What’s your preferred method of picking teams? Let us know if this site helped you set up an event (and what it was) down in the comments!

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  1. Fernand
    May 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I have 40 unique players.
    I need to generate 400 teams of 2 players with no duplications.
    Will Team Maker solve my task?

  2. Yosa
    October 25, 2016 at 4:16 am

    i'd like to say many thanks for Chirag and Tamara, this app i used to my e-sport tournament, many happiness back to you.

  3. suzette
    July 28, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Hello, I am looking for a team generator (I have a large number and will require approximately 30 teams of 7 to 8). If this tool can accommodate that I would like to purchase, can you help me or point me in the right direction to do so? Or at least inquire further as to where I might be able to find such a tool?

    thank you for any information you can provide.

    regards,suzette

  4. Jose Cabanillas
    January 6, 2016 at 4:35 am

    This is a nice tool Judy, It would be perfect if it could send the results to several emails. This way the person creating the league can't cheat and the rest of the members doesn't need to be present.

  5. Anonymous
    August 4, 2015 at 2:45 am

    How to limit/ specify the number of members in one group?

  6. Stan
    December 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    would be nice to have the conditional random.
    Like have a select random people from the list where gender is "M" and age > than 30.
    stuff like that will make team more balanced.

  7. Breanna Johnson
    December 12, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Well if you need to randomly assign teams it is perfect. No bias!

  8. Stephen
    January 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    interesting tool but I just don't see any practical use for it

    • Warren
      February 5, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      Use it every day for my basketball class. Awesome tool

    • Warren
      February 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Can another feature be added? I would like to be able to rank my students according to ability and then have the team maker use those rankings to create teams

      • mjooch
        September 1, 2016 at 9:04 am

        I need the same feature like Warren - is there anything on the internet like that? SOmething like UEFA champions league draw where you can, instead of teams, put certain players in dedicated pots and then of of those pots generator creates teams that are equally strong (equally depends on my inputs).