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Region D MATP (Motor Activity Training Program)

What Is MATP?

Motor Activity Training Program 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

A variety of different motor training stations.

Facility Information

Whole gym space to utilize for different stations. Bathrooms available.

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 2:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

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

Concessions

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

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, 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 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.

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:

https://www.soill.org/wp-content/uploads/2-High-Risk-Fact-Sheet-7.9.20.pdf

Date

Apr 20 2023
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

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

Organizer

Caitlin Tipre
Phone
773-997-3828
Email
ctipre@soill.org

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Email
kmcfadden@soill.org
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
Phone
773-879-0034
Email
bcannon@soill.org
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