Here at Bishop McManus Academy we believe athletics at all levels are an important part of a student’s total educational experience. The achievement of our athletic programs is built on the student-athletes’ abilities to balance their participation with their academic requirements. In athletics, our goal is to provide a structured environment where our student-athletes can develop responsibility, work-ethic, and self-discipline. Metro Middle School League The Metro Middle School League is one in which Middle school teams from Bishop McManus Academy compete against other teams in the area and represent BMA in athletic competition middle school students. We currently compete in Girls basketball, Boys basketball, Girls volleyball, and Boys volleyball. The MMSL also affords each school to compete in additional sports at the school discretion. At the beginning of each season, players try out for a spot on the roster of teams representing Bishop McManus Academy at various grade levels. Students who are currently in 5th – 8th are allowed to participate in middle school athletic competition. 4th grade exceptions are allowed depending on the skill level of the student-athlete.