Hey everyone this is Ty. I've been a viewer of the site for a while but this is my first post. I'm a teenage ump and this was my first season of really getting into Little League, other than just doing the bases every once in a while in the past. I was asked to join my League's crew for All Stars this year and it was one of the most fun experiences of my life. I guess I must've done a decent job during the pool play rounds, as I was asked to umpire the District quarterfinals, semifinals, and District championship games, and also got the chance to work two Sectionals games after the District Championship. I was super fortunate and extremely grateful to get assigned such big games in my first year around. Next year in addition to Little League I am hoping to work some games for older leagues and just keep getting better as an umpire. Any advice is appreciated from you guys. This year I used the gear that my league owned which was not the best so tips on what to buy for myself would be awesome. Thanks everyone I'm happy to be on this site!