We think of the service academies as buttoned-up programs run by drill-sergeant coaches. But check out the video of Navy letting its collective hair down at spring practice.
And by letting its hair down, we mean having a choreographed dance party as if the Midshipmen were on the deck of a cruise ship – not one set for battle.
Said coach Ken Niumatalolo before Monday’s practice: “You guys have busted your butts. So we’re gonna warm up a little bit differently. I’m tired of this cut the grass crap. We’ve got a little different warmup today. I’m gonna let these guys tell you what our warm up is for today.”
Check the video below of Navy cutting a rug, in a warm-up no doubt inspired by “Remember the Titans”. The warm-up turns into a dance marathon with moves that range from “The Dougie” to the “Electric Slide,” and make sure to check out Niumatalolo himself getting jiggy at the end.
Our only complaint: No “In The Navy”?