Motor Activities Training Program
The Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) is designed for athletes who are unable to participate in official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. MATP is designed to prepare athletes — including those with severe or profound intellectual disability and significant physical disabilities — for sport-specific activities appropriate for their ability levels.
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- Events offered in MATP vary by local program due to their participatory nature. Since MATP is focused on gross motor skills, programs have the flexibility to design activities as fits the needs of the athletes and the resources of the program.
- Popular modifications on traditional sports include ramp bocce, tennis played with beach balls with racquets and/or hands, and soccer played with beach balls and modified goal areas.