Region D 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 sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. It prepares them for sport-specific activities appropriate for their abilities.

Unlike other Special Olympics competitions, athletes do not compete to win. Instead, the emphasis is on the last part of the Special Olympics Athlete Oath: being brave in the attempt. By being in this program, these athletes were bravely competing to do better than they performed in the past.

Competition Information

Motor Activities Training Program – a variety of different motor training stations to simulate various sports athletes can compete in

Facility Information

Whole gym space to utilize for different stations. Bathrooms available, limited street parking.

Event Details

Volunteer check in – 8:30 AM
Agency/Team check in – 9:30-10:00 AM
Competition begins – 10:00 AM
Awards – immediately following competition
Competition ends around 1:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


This is a participation only event. There is not state advancement available.


Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio as well to registered volunteers.

Supporting Documents

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

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support 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. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.  

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines. Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

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. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information.


Apr 04 2024


9:00 am - 2:00 pm




De La Salle High School
3434 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616


Caitlin Tipre

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
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