Team Building Activity: Pipeline

You might have been on two or more parties or gatherings that had simple games as part of their program and one of them would be relaying. In team building, aside from forming activities from scratch, facilitators take simple activities as inspiration and level it up a few notches or more. One of which is the Pipeline and here’s how you do it.

pipeline team building activity with URC
pipeline team building activity with URC


  • Pipes
  • A small ball (preferably proportionate to the size of the pipes)

Trends and Technologies staff doing the pipeline
Trends and Technologies staff doing the pipeline

Number of Participants:

10 or more (depending on the number of pipes prepared)
pipeline team building activity
Pipeline, Activation Machine 2015


Using the pipes, make the ball travel from point A to point B.


  1. Each person in the group is only allowed to use one pipe
  2. When the ball is in your pipe, only the upper body is allowed to move.
  3. If the ball drops, the group starts from the beginning.
  4. If a person touches the ball, the group starts from the beginning.
  5. The groups starts again if the person moves when the ball is in that person’s possession.

This activity can be productive when done by itself or when debriefing is added. To stimulate team learning, you may ask these following questions:
  1. Does communication help in this activity? How?
  2. How was coordination and teamwork shown by your group?
  3. What made you succeed/fail in this activity?

Interested? Wanna learn and experience more for your next team building? Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators’ Network can help you with that and so much more.

Here are photos of some variations as well:

Modified Pipeline, Asia Inspection team building workshop 2017


  • The instructions for this activity was recreated by the Learning and Development Division of the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network . Led by Philipp Chen Tan, other members of the division are Kevin Johnrey Sosas, Paulo Frangelyco Magallon, and Marc Julius Rizada.
  • CTFN does not claim ownership of this activity. For a list of references used to recreate activity instructions, please visit our Directory of Activities page.

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