Athletes within the same program are limited to the number of teams on which they are eligible to compete and earn paid or partial bids. Once an athlete has competed for a team and earned a paid or partial paid bid, they are permitted to move to another team within their program. If their second team earns a paid or partial paid bid, they are bound to the second team and may only compete with the second team at Worlds. They no longer are eligible to compete with the first team once the second team is awarded a paid or partial paid bid.
The number of athletes that have already earned a paid bid that are eligible to compete for and be awarded a paid bid on a second team is limited: Teams may have up to 4 athletes that were previously awarded a paid bid. This includes all Senior Open and IASF divisions.