Don Hellison (1938–2018) was a leader and trailblazer in sport and physical education pedagogy. Early in his career, he was an advocate for humanistic physical education. His engaged approach to scholarship culminated in the development of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model, which is now recognized as a best practice for promoting social and emotional learning in physical education. The TPSR model has also been widely applied in the field of sport-based youth development. This is the introduction to the special issue devoted to Don’s life and legacy. It provides opening comments from the guest editors and a brief overview of the articles in the special issue.
Paul M. Wright and David Walsh
David S. Walsh and Paul M. Wright
of obstacles in order to be creative and innovative in their own right, while also meeting the external pressures imposed on them. Few kinesiology departments have a strong emphasis on TPSR or sport-based youth development. What is more common is that a few readings and lectures are devoted to TPSR
Jennifer E. McGarry
development with youth sport program alumni, and Nneka Arinze, peer relationships among Black and Latina girls in sport-based youth development. Through our teaching, we can have impact. We are preparing future sport managers who are examining identity politics and their impact on organizations and future