Balancing is an important skill to learn and Kevin Verpaele had to learn this skill early on as a family man and student with a football scholarship. He can recall leaving practice early twice a week to pick up his daughter from daycare because the care center closed at 6:00 and practice finished after that. His wife was working at the time. So, Kevin Verpaele would leave practice to pick-up his daughter and then bring her back to practice until they finished. Shortly after this, they had another child, Karys Football. She was born August 8th, 2003. He was able to balance during this time so well that he was also named captain of the football team during these strenuous years which was an honor.