The Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program is designed for athletes with disabilities who are unable to participate in Official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. The Motor Activity Training Program is designed to prepare athletes with disabilities, including athletes with significant physical disabilities, for sport-specific activities appropriate for their abilities. Athletes with significant disabilities are those who, because of their physical, mental, or emotional problems, need highly specialized training programs. As a unique sport-based program, The Motor Activity Training Program does not exclude any athlete. It is designed to provide individualized training programs to all athletes with significant disabilities.
Frontier Middle School hosted the 10th annual MATP Challenge Day. Students from Manor Heights, Frontier Middle School and Casper Classical Academy showed off their personal best in bowling, balloon volleyball and soccer skills! These athletes are a true inspiration to everyone as they prove that their abilities shine brighter than their disabilities. Thank you to all the teachers, administration, students and family for showing their support and cheering on these courageous athletes!
MATP is offered as a commitment by Special Olympics Wyoming to offer sports training and competition to Special Olympics athletes of all abilities.
Events focus on:
- Striking (a ball)
- Kicking (a ball)
- Manual wheelchair
- Electric wheelchair
Special Olympics Wyoming currently offers a MATP “Challenge Day” in Casper in March each year allowing athletes to demonstrate their skills. Challenge medals are given out to each athlete participating in the Challenge Day. If you are interested in offering a Special Olympics Challenge Day in your area contact Allison Harker .
Check out this great Challenge Day Article!!