Just joined after reading posts for about 3 months. I am 18 and I have been umpiring for only one year because of rep baseball commitments. I have played rep AAA/elite baseball since I was 10 for various teams in the Toronto Baseball Association which is where I umpire as well. I have already umpired ages 10-16 house league and rep ball and I love it. I am already obsessed with umpire gear probably because as a player I am obsessed with gear as well and this site has just made my obsession worse . This site is really a great tool for a beginner umpire, I have already learned so much in terms of equiptment, rules, and how to conduct yourself in general as an umpire.