More Than You Realize
Being a coach is so much more than just teaching the skills of the game.
As a baseball/softball coach I not only teach players the skills needed in the game, I also teach them about life and how the game relates to it. All of my players know that they have to take care of their school work and house work (chores) prior to seeing me in a private lesson. My high school players know that they are students firsts and athletes second when being a part of the program.
Teaching the players to focus on what they can control has benefited them in this time of need. What you can control is your own actions.
As coaches we are in a tough time in our lives. Our teams were just turned upside down due to the COVID-19 virus. As a baseball coach and not being able to reach out and talk to my players it hurts. Yes I do send them messages to see how they are doing (and their family) but the schools prefer for us to limit our contact with the team. However I know the mental well being of my players is the most important thing in my life and I will continue to reach out to each of them and I recommend you all do the same. The season will take a distant second to my players health. Do I want to get on the field and compete -- YES, more than anything. But I will only due this with a healthy team (mentally and physically).
Keep your players in you mind and reach out to them.
Let me know how you communicate with your players during this time.