Region E MATP (Motor Activity Training Program)
What Is MATP?
Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) is designed for athletes with severe or profound intellectual disabilities, including athletes with significant physical disabilities who are unable to participate in official Special Olympics Illinois sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. It prepares them for sport-specific activities appropriate for their abilities.
In MATP, athletes do not compete to win. Instead, the emphasis is on the secondary part of the Special Olympics Illinois Athlete Oath: being brave in the attempt.
MATP consists of a variety of different motor training stations.
The competition is held in the FitRec (Building H) at MVCC. There is access to the bathrooms in the FitRec Center.
- 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
- The activity stations are planned and facilitated by the TR students at Moraine Valley Community College.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Please bring water bottles for athletes.
This is a participation-only event. There is not state advancement available. There is a participation award ceremony for all athletes at the end of the event.
No food or water will be provided. Athletes are able to bring their own lunch to eat at the facility.
Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.
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Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.