Motor Activity Training Program

The Motor Activity Training Program ensures athletes of all abilities are able to successfully participate in Special Olympics.

The Motor Activity Training Program ensures athletes of all abilities are able to successfully participate in Special Olympics.

The Motor Activities Training Program (MATP) is designed to prepare athletes with severe or profound intellectual disabilities, including athletes with significant physical disabilities, for sport-specific activities appropriate for their abilities.

The MATP individualizes motor activity instruction so that persons with severe handicaps can participate in appropriate recreation activities geared to their ability levels.  By incorporating appropriate levels of modifications and partial participation, skills are developed in areas of mobility, dexterity, kicking, striking, manual/electric wheelchair, aquatics.

Upon completion of their training season athletes participate in demonstrations of personal best either in a site-based Challenge Day or as a part of a larger Special Olympics event.

 

Sport Directors and Coaches Resources

General Information

     Getting started and other information

     MATP activities

Registration Forms

     Athlete registration/physical form

Coaching Guides

    Coaches Handbook

     Athlete-centered coaches handbook

 

For more information contact 302-831-4653 or info@sode.org.