For the athlete who does not yet possess the skills necessary to participate in official Special Olympics sports or whose disability is more profound, the Motor Activities Training Program fits the bill. MATP activities are highly adaptive and will provide every athlete the opportunity to experience success. Athletes who participate in MATP experience both the joy of adapted sports activity and the uplifting advantage of socialization with other athletes and volunteers.
Games conducted in the Areas, as well as State Summer Games and the State Basketball Tournament, include MATP components. MATP training takes place in programs all over the state. And an MATP Basketball Fun Day held late in 2000 was Montana’s first stand-alone MATP event.