Calls for Coaches for remote engagement to continue to providing social and emotional support for your players during a time when they need it most.
- Know Every Athlete’s Story:
- Make a plan for virtual meetings just like you would for in-person practice. Plan the meeting to include guided open-ended questions in order to learn more about your players. e. If you could hang out with your friends today, what would you do? What do you miss most about school?
- When the players log on to join the meeting, acknowledge each of them by name and tell them you are glad they made it
- Ask questions that acknowledge the situation while also providing hope and something to look forward to. Convey a light at the end of the tunnel message. i.e. What is helpful when you are feeling isolated? Does this pandemic worry you? The answers will help you determine whether the player needs extra attention.
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