This webpage is a tool for creating "hat" teams for tournaments. Hat tournaments are tournaments where individuals join rather than teams, all players names are put into a hat and teams are formed randomly by taking names from the hat. This tool aims to make that process as easy as possible, and fair - tournaments are no fun if you're just playing teams way better than yours!
The way that this tool works is that you'll need to provide a list of players. Each player can have multiple "attributes" such as their name, age and their level of skill in an areas that are key to the sport. As an example, in Ultimate Frisbee you might ask all players to provide their name, age, handling skill level, cutting skill level and number of years they've being playing.
The best way to do add the players is to upload a csv (example file in step 2) with the column headers you want on the first line of the file and players on each row thereafter. You can also use this tool in manual mode but you'll have to sit there and enter all the player data yourself!
Try not to refresh the page as you'll lose any data that you've entered and have to start from step 1 again! If something isn't working then please let me know.
The tool should be quite obvious to use but I'll include hints in each step to help you along. Also note that each step (this one included) has a clickable header where you can minimize (or maximize) the area, this helps to keep things easy to navigate. Go ahead, click the header of this area where it says 'Read this introduction' and get rid of all this text taking up space!Next Step!
If I was nice I'd maybe let you select the file delimiter here. I'm not though, so make sure it's comma delimited.
I am, however, nice enough to give you an example csv to download, click here!
Feeling brave then? Add each of the column names that you want. For example: Player name, Skill1, Skill2, SomethingElse.
Make sure that you've thought about this before doing it, once you hit create you won't be able to alter the columns without losing any data you enter.
In fact due to a current bug you'll need to reload the page and re-create the grid as updating the columns is refusing to work.
Below is your grid, populated with your player data if you used a CSV, empty otherwise. It should be fairly straight forward to use, you can use the little icons and double click to edit rows. Feel free to change the column order by dragging the headers too. So it's down to you; add, edit, delete, whatever!
OK, so this bit is fairly important. Here you need to fill out the grid to create the formula used to calculate how many points to assign to each player. If the attribute is not to be used in the formula just leave the value as 0, you can only use numeric attributes too!
If you've got incorrect data (non-numeric) in a metrics column then if you're lucky you may get an error, otherwise the data will just ignored and the tool will continue on its merry way!
For example if I was doing this for Ultimate Frisbee then I'd maybe give Cutting a value of 2 and Handling a value of 2 then I'd hit generate formula. This'd give me (Cutting * 2) + (Handling * 2). You can't manually edit the formula, you have to use the grid!
All form fields are required.