Coaching Association of Canada

Friends and Favs

Stage of Activity 





5 - 10 minutes

Number of People


How it Works

Athletes find a group of 2, 3, or 4 people.
Coach designates a warm-up loop of 100 to 300m.
Each loop the group must find out a different set of “fav’s” from their partners.

Loop 1: Favourite colour, favourite animal, favourite food
Loop 2: Favourite vacation spot, favourite books to read, favourite video game
Loop 3: Favourite sport to play, favourite subject at school, favourite TV show

Repeat with the same group OR switch partners each loop to encourage team building.


Warm-up, recovery, cool-down, team building, pacing


To inspire more discussion, ask athletes to solve a riddle or create something as a group while they warm-up / cool down. E.g. invent a new Olympic sport that can be played or participated in by anyone from any country. Can be used in many environments (court, field, ice, pool, etc.).