Originally Posted by DriverJ
Start as low as you can in your area, and work your way up. Because once up you can't go back down. If you enter a lower div and just smash teams, then just bump up a division until you find competition.
This is actually great advise. And remember most importantly, to have fun. I played the NPPL (back in the 10man days) and those were some of the best days of my life.