Two efficient ways to create printable, customizable sports brackets at home are through the website PrintYourBrackets.com or manually with the use of Microsoft Excel. Other ways to create printable brackets include using programs like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Paint and Adobe PhotoShop and printing blank brackets to fill out by hand.
PrintYourBrackets.com allows users to create custom brackets for tournaments such as single, double and triple elimination, round robin, three game guarantee and consolation tournament brackets. The site features several ways to customize brackets, including editing the title and first round match ups and the ability to save and update brackets as the tournament progresses.
Microsoft Excel is another simple, efficient tool for creating customizable sports brackets. When opening a new document, search "brackets" in the available templates window. Determine the tournament type, then begin entering in your first round match ups. In seeded tournaments, the top ranked competitor should face off with the lowest ranked, with the second highest facing the second lowest, and so on. The top four competitors should each be in the four corners of the bracket.
Excel allows users the freedom to delete unneeded brackets by highlighting their cells, right-clicking and choosing "delete." Users can also customize the titles of their created brackets, and go back and update the brackets as the tournament continues.