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Our Mission

Indy Select provides discipline, structure, and valuable opportunities to instill respect and leadership qualities into our student athletes. Through skill and leadership development, our student athletes improve in the classroom, on the football field, and become positive role models within their community.


In 2006, Todd Stopp founded the 1st And 10 Passing Academy in Indianapolis with the goal of training and developing skilled players during the off-season. In the first year, 8 students trained with the academy.  In 2009, 1st and 10 Passing Academy started competing in local 7 on 7 tournaments with the junior high aged players. As those players developed into high school players the academy’s name changed to Indy Select 7 on 7 winning the 2014 Notre Dame National Championship.  Presently Indy Select is a four time IMG National Championship Qualifier with a top ten IMG National Championship finish.
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In 2016, Coach Stopp decided to step away from the coaching role of Indy Select 7v7 and appointed Chad Spann as the new Director of Indy Select.  Under Coach Spann's direction Indy Select has again transformed the organization into a full football academy, offering skill development for each position on the football field and expanding 7 on 7 to three teams. The academy is also received a full apparel sponsorship from Adidas. Indy Select has also added academic support, recruiting counseling, and community service to its academy. 

In the spring of 2017, Indy Select became the first ever Indiana 7v7 State Champions.