Just like student-athletes, coaches and their staff also undergo an emotional breakdown when they lose their family members. However, society still demands proficiency and results from them. Therefore, chaplains should acknowledge the burdening effects such requirements have on their lives when comforting them.
For instance, as a “good shepherd” who knows all his flocks, one should avail themselves and provide any assistance the bereaving member might want. Similarly, an underperforming member bereaving the loss of a family member is a burden to the rest of the team. In such cases, the entire sporting organization should be empathetic to share the duties such person might be obligated to do to avoid any work-related stress.