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Do you want to generate random groups from a list of names? With the Team Generator, you can quickly randomize people into random groups by entering a list of names.
You can create random teams by choosing the number of teams or number of people per team.
Export randomized groups to Excel or Numbers, or copy and print them for future reference.
Team Maker Settings
How to generate random teams?
Split a list of names into random groups in the following steps:
- Add list of names.
- Choose team settings.
- Press generate teams.
What is Random Team Generator?
Random Team Generator is a free online tool that helps you create randomized teams from a list of names. The group generator evenly divides the names you enter into groups, based on the number of teams or members per group that you select.
With the Team Randomizer, you no longer need to generate teams manually with post-its, Excel spreadsheets or a team picker wheel. Our group maker simplifies the process by automatically assigning people to groups and instant show the random teams.
Export Teams to Excel
You have the option to copy or print the randomly generated teams, as well as export them to Excel. Here's an example of what the Excel sheet might look like:
Why use a Team Generator?
A team generator can be useful in various scenarios, such as:
- Creating groups for board games.
- Generating random sport teams, such as football, hockey, or tennis teams.
- Helping teachers split a classroom into small groups.
- Pairing students randomly.
- Dividing a large group of employees into smaller teams for a team-building exercise.
- Organizing a tournament or competition with multiple teams or participants.
- Assigning partners for a dance or fitness class.
The Random Group Generator has two settings that allow you to specify how the tool generates teams. If you have any requests for additional settings or features, please let us know.
Generate Groups by Number of Teams
If you want to generate a specific number of teams, choose the option "Create teams by number of teams". The tool will randomly divide all participants equally among the number of teams you select.
For example, if you have 24 members and want to create 4 teams, select this option and choose 4. The tool will create 4 random groups, each with 6 members.
If there aren't enough participants to divide equally among all groups, one team may have more members than the others. In this case, the tool will divide the remaining participants equally among all teams. For example, if you have 30 participants and want to create 4 teams, the tool will create 3 teams with 8 members and 1 team with 6 members.
Example of random teams with 6 names and 2 teams:
Generate Groups by Number of Participants per Team:
If you want to create groups with a specific number of participants, choose the option "Create teams by number of participants per team". The tool will create a new group for every x number of participants.
For example, if you have 12 participants and want to create groups of 3 people per group, select this option and choose 3. The tool will create 4 random groups, each with 3 participants.
If there aren't enough participants to fill a complete group, the tool will create an extra group with the remaining participants. For example, if you have 13 participants and want to create groups of 4 people per group, the tool will create 3 groups with 4 participants and 1 group with 1 participant.
Example of random teams with 8 names and 2 participants per teams.
How to use the Team Generator?
Learn how to generate random teams with the Team Generator by watching our how-to video.
Frequently Asked Questions
Random Team Generator is free to use without any limits to create groups from a list of names.
The Team Generator uses a pseudorandom number generator (PRNG) to ensure fairness and randomness when randomly assigning each name to a group. This method guarantees that each name has an equal chance of being assigned to any given group, resulting in balanced team distribution.
Our Random Group Generator can create up to 1,000 random teams, with a maximum of 1,000 members per team. If you need to generate more than 1,000 teams, you will need to reduce the number of members per team or use multiple rounds of team generation.
There's no limit to the number of names you can add to the tool, so you can use it for any size of group or event.
The Team Generator does not save any of the names you enter or the teams that it generates on our servers. Therefore, if you close the browser, any generated teams will be lost. To prevent this, we recommend copying, printing, or exporting your generated teams before closing the browser.
Yes, we have a Team maker app that is mobile-friendly. Although it's not a native mobile app, you can easily add it to your home screen for quick access. This can be done by opening the app in your mobile browser and then selecting the 'Add to home screen' option from your browser menu. This way, you'll have quick access to the app and can easily create teams no matter where you are.