Teen Trail Corps Launch for the 2020 Season


Though racing is the most visible aspect of the Idaho League a new, growing and equally important program in the IICL is Teen Trail Corps. Teen Trail Corps (TTC) is a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) program, supported by REI and the Walton Family Foundation, providing NICA student-athletes the opportunity to serve and give their time towards bike related advocacy activities.


Idaho Teen Trail Corps – 3 ways to get involved and give back!

1. Team Trail Service Hours
This program tracks service hours per student-athlete, coach, and even family members. Team Directors and Coaches load service projects and hours through their Pit Zone account and the League tracks hours per team. Service hours can be earned any time of year, so long as trail organizations are hosting the event when timing occurs outside of our season and/or outside of Pit Zone registration. See below for differences between team hosted and partner organization hosted events. It’s imperative service hours are input into the Pit Zone by coaches not only for award tracking, but also for annual reporting to our communities and grant dollars! Qualifying service projects include trail maintenance, trail building finish work, clean-up, staffing public information tables, etc. Last year, as a League, we logged 1,227 service hours with 48% of teams reporting hours. Let’s hit 100% of teams reporting service hours in 2020! (if possible with Covid-19) For information on how to host a team trail day, find a trail advocacy group in your area, and view our 2019 TTC Report, visit our Teen Trail Corps – Idaho webpage.

2. Teen Trail Corps Service Badges and Captain Award
This program is specific to aspiring student-athletes, guiding them through the process of becoming leaders in trail advocacy. Activities are grouped into 4 badges that must be earned; Speak, Serve, Ride, and Respect. Each activity must be approved by a coach and submitted to NICA for approval. Roughly four activities per badge must take place to earn a specific badge. Once all four badges are earned, the student-athlete will be recognized by the League as a Teen Trail Corps Captain and a leader in trail advocacy. In addition, this program is a great introduction to leadership and an attribute to list on resumes and college/scholarship applications. For further information and to submit service activities, seeNICA’s Teen Trail Corps webpage. We will also be hosting a conference call to discuss the Captain Award. See below.

3. Idaho Teen Trail Corps Camp

Covid-19 Note: Any trail service work should be done responsibly while meeting state and local health regulations pertaining to Covid-19 precautions.


Want to learn more about TTC here in the Idaho League?

Join our Zoom call next Wednesday June24th at 6:30PM (MST). Hear from the Idaho League TTC Coordinator Matt Galyardt and IICL League Director Eddie Freyer.

Student-athletes, Parents, Coaches/Team Directors

Overview of TTC Captain Program and Service Hours

June 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM (MST)

Zoom (Meeting Link)
Meeting ID: 968 4364 1715
Password: 450148

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