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About Nomads 

Nomads has recently partnered with IBA/West Suburban Complex! We are excited to have WSC as our home to bring high-level training, teams, and additional opportunities for youth basketball. 

Nomads Basketball program has been participating in competitive travel basketball in the Western Suburbs of Chicago since 1996. The program provides its players with skill development and ample playing time in order to best prepare them to play high school basketball.


Nomads teams play between 30 - 40 Conference and Tournament games per season between the months of November and March. These games are supported by weekly practices (2x's to 3x's per week).

About IBA 

IBA offers competitive basketball teams and instruction for boys and girls

K-12th grade. We also offer training for college and pro players. We pride ourselves on providing a premier program that your youth can develop and flourish in. IBA features four regulation size high school courts. The goal of each team is to provide a positive environment where each player will receive expert instruction and enjoy the game of basketball.

Skills and Fundamentals


  • Dribbling drills from basic to advanced

  • Set play and fast break dribbling styles

  • Changing direction and speed

  • Spacing from the defender


  • Body positioning and boxing out

  • Anticipation and timing

  • Second chance balls

  • When to put it back up, dribble out or outlet pass


  • Seeing the court

  • Developing anticipation

  • Understanding passing types and when to use them

  • Bounce, overhead, chest, push, off-dribble and others

  • Movement and communication between players


  • Understanding one and one and zone defenses

  • Body position, footwork, and spacing

  • Rotating and teammate communication

  • Reading dribbling and closing out


  • Shooting drills to help muscle memory and consistency

  • Proper positioning techniques for squaring up to the basket

  • Form and balance training, including understanding the importance of grip, the role of back and knees, release, ball rotation

  • Understanding and strengthening skills for different types of shots

  • Jump shots, layups, free throws, using the backboard and more

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