Welcome to DHC Josh! You'll find a lot of your answers throughout DHC in the various forums.
I am no expert on dogs -not having one of my own- but my understanding is; first you'll have to find out if your dog has the desire to fetch for you. I this is the case, training as often as possible will be important to improving his skills amd how well you two work together.
It sounds as if you're alright with the calls, but practice makes perfect. As with the decoys spreads and the calling you'll find experimentation necessary as well. Soon enough you'll find out what works best for you and the areas you hunt.
A good step will be finding someone to take you hunting if you are not old enough to go alone. With a mentor and a spot picked out, all you really need is your gun, yourself, some camo and some decoys. Used decoys, or new is your all your choice.
Your local DNR should be of good help: http://dnr.state.il.us/
Hope we can be of help to you, keep the questions coming!