Motor Activities Training Program (MATP)
Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) is designed for persons with severe limitations who do not yet possess the physical and/or behavioral skills necessary to participate in official Special Olympics sports.
The program provides a comprehensive motor activity and recreation training curriculum for these participants. MATP emphasizes training and participation rather than competition. In addition, the program provides the means for people with severe limitations to participate in appropriate recreation activities geared to their ability levels. Individuals who participate in MATP activities work as hard as other Special Olympics athletes and they are recognized for their efforts.
When MATP participants reach the necessary readiness and skill levels, every Special Olympics sport provides an appropriate transition into that sport at an introductory level. Specific events are identified in most sports for athletes with low ability levels, for example, Ball Throw for Distance (tennis ball) in athletics. Special Olympics Michigan offers MATP events at the State Summer Games.
To learn more or to get involved in MATP, contact Ann Guzdzial, Director of Sports & Training, at (800) 644-6404.
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