How important is ability in football? I am not talking about athletic ability, though that is important. We have all been in a situation where the guy with the ball is right in front of us and we blink then he is gone. Or we line up on defense and we are positive the offense is running a certain play but then the ball is snapped and they run the other way. In these instances, it is our athletic ability that got us on the field, but success comes from your ability to adapt to the situation and be available to seize the opportunity. Ask Yourself: Why is it important to be available to your athletes? What is it important to be able to adapt to your athlete’s needs?