Region E MATP (Motor Activity Training Program)

What Is MATP?

The Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) is a motor and sport training program designed to meet the unique needs of those persons with profound disabilities who do not yet possess the physical and/or behavioral skills necessary to compete in official Special Olympics sports. The program provides a comprehensive motor activity and recreation training curriculum. MATP has been developed based on the belief that all persons can participate in sport training at some level, and that sport participation is beneficial and can facilitate appropriate physical and social skills necessary to bring interaction with non-disabled peers in community settings.

MATP emphasizes training and participation rather than competition. MATP utilizes goals, short term objectives, task analyzed activities, assessments, and teaching suggestions for individualizing motor activity instruction. MATP provides a way for persons with severe disabilities to participate in appropriate recreation activities geared to their ability levels.

Competition Information

MATP consists of a variety of different motor training stations.

Facility Information

The MATP Games competition will be in Building H (Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center). Parking is available south of the building. There is a handicap accessible door located in the front of the building as well as on the east side of the building.

Event Details

Note – schedule is subject to change based on registration

  • Registration: 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
  • Opening Ceremonies and Welcome: 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Activity Stations: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Awards and Closing Ceremony: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • The activity stations are planned and facilitated by the TR students at Moraine Valley Community College.

Volunteer Information

Please click on the button below to register as a volunteer.


Please bring water bottles for athletes.


There are no divisions for MATP Games. All athletes will be awarded a challenge medal. There is no advancement for MATP.


Lunch will not be provided by Special Olympics Illinois. Athletes are welcome to bring their own lunches to enjoy after competition.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state championship competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, which supports Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok andβ€―X.β€― 


Nov 06 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm




Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465


Amy Bandstra
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