It is contrived when laid out but if I were employed at the club as the player welfare officer I'd have a spreadsheet with booked in time for the coach to ring the players parents and let them know how it's all going.Meh...only if them doing that is backed up by ongoing actions. Which, by the time all those years of water have gone under the bridge by the time contract's are up, would outweigh that first up gesture x1000.
It'd be reassuring now though and a nice indication of what you could expect of actions to come.
Especially if there is family stuff going on, I'd be able to send him an email with key discussion points to prompt him about important family things or remind him of stories etc. Giving the impression of remembering it all.
And that's if he didn't already.
Perception is nine tenths of reality. The coach keeps in the loop of anything he needs to be extra supportive or back off on, the family are part of our freo family and the player knows he matters to us