Coaching Association of Canada

Cat n' Mouse

Stage of Activity 



Cones (optional) to make a start and finish line


5 - 10 minutes

Number of People


How it Works

Split the group in half.
Line up half the group on the “start” line. They are the cats.
Line the other half 5 to 10 metres in front of them. They are the mice.
On “GO” everyone sprints across to the finish line.
Cats are trying to PASS the mice (not tag them) by the time they reach the finish.
Switch roles and repeat several times, varying distances between cats and mice.


Speed, reaction time


Can be adapted to any type of locomotor activity: swimming, cycling, wheeling, hopping, crawling, sliding, skating, skiing, and so on.