Coaching Association of Canada

Follow the Leader

Stage of Activity 





5 - 10 minutes

Number of People


How it Works

Athletes make groups of 4 to 5 or complete activity as a full team.

Each athlete takes a turn leading a 1 minute. adventure through the playing facility.
They must use a minimum of 3 different locomotor movements EXCEPT walking or running forward. All team members must copy whatever the leader does.

This activity works best when there is access to a playground or outdoor area with variable terrain, but can also be done inside gyms, rinks, or community centres if safety guidelines are followed.


Multi-movement challenges, team work, warm-up or cool-down


Use chorus as a marker of speed. E.g. move as quickly as possible during chorus then resume regular speed when song continues.