ROCKLAND — After a nearly two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Rockland Adult Dodgeball League is back.

The league, which plays 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights, began on Feb. 16 and will conclude March 23, with an eight-team, double-elimination tournament to crown a league champion set for April 8.

There are seven teams in the league, but to entice casual players, Flanagan Community Center will sponsor an eighth team, called the “Flanagan Community Center free-agent team.”

Donald Prescott, parks and recreation director, found many people interested in participating in the league, but not having the ability to field a team of their own or commit to the weekly schedule.

The free agent team solves that problem.

“If you are interested in participating and you don’t have a full team of six or more players, you can come down with one or two friends or just yourself and play against the already complete teams,” he said. “This is a no-commitment team.”

Free agent players pay only $5 to play on a given night, or can pay $25 to secure a spot on the team for the remainder of the season.

Previous league champions include: 2019 ABI Masonry, 2018 ABI Masonry, 2017 Benchwarmers, 2016 Benchwarmers, 2015 Rec-‘n-Crew, 2014 Rec-‘n-Crew, 2013 Benchwarmers and 2012 I’d Hit That.

The league was canceled weeks into the 2020 season due to COVID-19 and was canceled in 2021. Face masks are required to play in the league.

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