Decision-making in sports may be influenced by the simple effect of stress. A kick that has been trained for months has big chances of happening in a not desired way, for example, in an World Cup final match. These situations illustrate how the cognitive activities can modulate and also be modulated by the autonomic system.
Knowing this, coaches of different sports can develop new strategies that include training decision-making, regardless of the emotional and autonomous states presented during a competition. This can create conditions to improve performance and get better results.