How the Taxonomy is Organized

Having met strict criteria, each play has been assigned to one of six subclasses (shown below as Test, Divert, Frame, Freeze, Press and Provoke). Subclasses have in turn been assigned to one of three overarching classes (shown as Condition, Control and Confront). Classes and subclasses are ordered left-to-right by the degree of engagement they are observed to achieve (e.g., framing plays in light green have a lower ability to impact or spur a market than pressing plays in purple). Individual plays are ranked and stacked top-to-bottom according to their observable level of transparency (e.g., a Concede play in the blue freezing subclass is more easily detected than the Jam in the same column.)